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Relationship building with the LHINs

Health care providers have found religion when it comes to involving patients in the planning and decision-making process. At this year’s OHA HealthAchieve every administrator was quick to extol the virtues of soliciting community participation. 1,194 more words

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LHINs should integrate with the Ministry of Health -- Thomas

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas appears before the Standing Committee on Social Policy this morning in Kingston. The Queen’s Park Committee, made up of MPPs from all three parties, is conducting the review into the Local Health Integration Networks mandated in the original 2006 legislation. 1,946 more words

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CCACs not entirely to blame for high home care administrative costs

What to do with the Community Care Access Centres?

Yesterday’s Toronto Star column by Bob Hepburn suggests we should roll them into the Local Health Integration Networks and send the CCAC CEOs packing. 1,169 more words

Want direct front line input into health planning? How about whistleblower protection?

A few years ago we were in discussion with the Central East Local Health Integration Network about the idea of having a number of consultative committees made up of unionized health professionals in each of the sub-regions. 466 more words

Do LHINs need boards at all if they are simply to be the arm of the Ministry?

Tom Closson calls it the Goldilocks principle.

What is the point where governance within our health system is “just right?”

Writing in Healthy Debate, the former CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association points out that Ontario and Alberta are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to health care governance. 952 more words

LHINs -- Opening up the "integration" process

The Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) were supposed to bring health service decision-making much closer to the communities.

At the core of that decision-making is the integration process. 1,256 more words

Should the LHINs really be the e-Harmony of health care providers?

When the province decided to call its most recent crown agencies Local Health Integration Networks, it was clear where the emphasis lay.

Rather than plan a system based on need, it appears the primary function of the LHIN was to ‘integrate’ health services. 1,396 more words

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