Engaged Communities. Healthy Communities.
Integrated Health Service Plan 2010-2013
Welcome to the 2010-2013 Central East Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) Integrated Health Service Plan, a local road map to better health, better care and better value-for-money for the health care dollar, for the residents and health service providers in the Central East region!
Telephone Poll results - A public telephone poll, to measure the local public’s current level of confidence in the health care system, as well as to provide an opportunity to shape and validate the two strategic aims, supported the development of the IHSP. Over one thousand (1140) households were contacted by the health care research and marketing firm NRC Picker Canada and asked a series of questions related to hospital emergency departments and chronic conditions such as diabetes and stroke.
Like all of the province’s 14 LHINs, the Central East LHIN has developed the IHSP to guide the activities and accountabilities of local health service providers as described in the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006. Specifically, it provides an overview of the current health care system, identifies areas for focused improvement and sets standards for achievement. All of this is done to advance the Central East LHIN vision of “Engaged Communities. Healthy Communities.”
It is clearly understood that the general public and other stakeholders want to better understand what value the Central East LHIN and the mandate of integration bring to the health care system, and what the LHIN aims to achieve “by when” and “by how much.” The single most important change in this IHSP is the identification of two system-level strategic aims for the Central East LHIN that are in keeping with provincial and local priorities:
Save 1,000,000 Hours of Time Patients Spend in Central East LHIN Emergency Departments by 2013. - click on image
Reduce the Impact of Vascular Disease in the Central East LHIN by 10% by 2013. - click on image
Providing greater detail about these two aims and how they will be achieved is the major purpose of this IHSP.
The strategies, projects and improvements presented in the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) are rooted in the common vision and priorities of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Central East LHIN, as well as in evidenced-based and leading edge practice in the planning and delivery of health services.
Most importantly, the IHSP is informed by those people who directly deliver and receive health services each day in the Central East LHIN. Patients, clients, caregivers, allied health, administrators, nurses, physicians and community leaders played a significant role in the creation of the IHSP, and we expect will play an even bigger role in the achievement of the IHSP’s objectives!