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Central LHIN Symposium - Patients First: Creating Quality in the Transitions of Care

Thank you to the almost 300 individuals who attended Central LHIN's full-day symposium, Patients First: Creating Quality in the Transitions of Care, held on March 3, 2011 in Toronto at the Westin Prince Hotel.

The Symposium brought together providers from across the continuum of care and other experts in the field of quality of care, who joined faculty such as Ross Baker, Professor of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Michael Decter, Former Deputy Minister of Health and Hugh MacLeod, President and CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

A panel discussion explored the challenges and opportunities to creating seamless care across different settings. The closing keynote address was delivered by the Hon. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, who emphasized the importance at placing patients at the centre of the health-care system.

In addition, an innovative workshop component brought participants together to engage them in outlining the key challenges and exploring ways to improve the transitions of care. Using the latest techniques in organizational problem-solving, interdisciplinary, multi-sector teams worked together to identify the key system-wide issues and develop solutions that will improve integration and enhance the quality-of-care transitions.  


A report containing the key take-aways of the day or “emerging themes” has been prepared. Read the full report. 

Linked below are the presentations from the day as well as additional resources.                                                                                         


More on the Symposium: 

The conversation on quality doesn't stop here.

We want to hear from you about your experiences with care transitions.

Help us inform our conversations by answering the following questions. All personal information will remain anonymous.

What was your experience in moving through different parts of the health-care system? 


What could be improved to enhance your experience through the transitions of care (e.g. access to your health/medical record, etc.)?