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New guide helps OHTs address rehab services

Date: September 10, 2019 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2019 | Spotlight 1

The GTA Rehab Network and Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) have developed a brief guide to support providers developing Ontario Health Team (OHT) applications. Rehabilitative care is an essential element of Ontario’s new vision for connected care. Evidence shows that rehabilitative care improves health outcomes for patients, shortens hospital stays and helps older adults to maintain function and avoid hospitalization. Rehabilitative Care: An Essential Component of Connected...

Toronto proclaims Sept. 17 “Rehabilitation Day”

Date: September 10, 2019 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2019 | Spotlight 1

The City of Toronto has proclaimed September 17 “Rehabilitation Day” in recognition of the life-changing impact of rehabilitation services.  For patients, rehabilitation can improve health outcomes, reduce disability and help individuals remain independent and in their homes well into their older years. For providers, rehabilitation can reduce costs, improve efficiency and reduce hallway healthcare by shortening length of stay, reducing readmission and emergency visits and helping...

Network launches re-designed Rehab Finder

Date: June 26, 2019 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2019 | Spotlight 1

The Network has launched a newly re-designed Rehab Finder to help referrers quickly find the right rehab program for their patients. The online, searchable tool now offers a much improved search function, maps to see where services are located and a more user-friendly print function. Rehab Finder provides easy access to comprehensive information on rehab programs/services provided by members of the GTA Rehab Network and also aligns with the provincial definitions frameworks for bedded and...

New TOA guideline now available

Date: June 26, 2019 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2019 | Spotlight 1

The Network has released its new Inter-Organizational Transfer of Accountability (TOA) Guideline to support effective transitions and improve patient safety and continuity of care. The new guideline focuses on six principles: Ensure health service providers understand and have knowledge of legislation and policies that guide effective transitions Communicate patient and caregiver preferences and goals to the next level of care Establish one key contact at each transition point...

Network tracks resource use in bundled care pilot

Date: June 26, 2019 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2019 | Spotlight 1

Data from hospitals in the MOHLTC hip and knee bundled care pilot indicate more than two-thirds of patients require multiple rehab services following total joint replacement. The findings suggest the current funding model does not reflect the costs of providing care to complex patients. Working with its members, the Network tracked patients in the bundled care pilot who received inpatient and outpatient rehab between October and December 2018 and were identified as complex. (In inpatient...


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