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Realigning resources to improve stroke rehabilitation

Date: December 5, 2011 Author: Mantis System Categories: Spotlight 1

The GTA Rehab Network, together with the three Toronto-area stroke networks, is leading a broad-based initiative to realign and improve stroke care across the Toronto Central and GTA LHINs. The initiative focuses on improving utilization of services, aligning care with best practices and enhancing outcomes. It reports to the Clinical Efficiency/Clinical Utilization Task Force of the Toronto Central LHIN and now includes representatives from the Central West and Central LHINs. Moving forward...

Network develops new triage/admission guidelines for total joint replacements

Date: December 5, 2011 Author: Mantis System Categories: Spotlight 1

New guidelines developed by the GTA Rehab Network will support the consistent implementation of the care pathway for primary, elective unilateral joint replacement patients. The TJR Triage/Admission Guidelines provide a framework for the development of pre-admission processes that support the TJR care pathway, including a focus on more consistent communication with patients and families. The pathway supports the provincial target of 90 per cent discharged home, +/- 10 per cent developed by...

Changing the rehab path for total joint replacement patients

Date: December 5, 2011 Author: Mantis System Categories: Spotlight 1

The final report and recommendations of the Network’s review of evidence and current practices for hip and knee total joint replacement is now available. The review, conducted with the Toronto Central LHIN’s Joint Health and Disease Management Committee, confirmed that a high percentage of arthroplasty patients in the GTA LHINs are discharged to inpatient rehabilitation. However, the evidence demonstrates that most could be discharged home with community-based services and achieve...

Expert Panel reviews new conceptual framework

Date: November 23, 2011 Author: gravity Categories: News 2011

We are pleased to announce that Emmi Perkins has joined the Rehabilitative Care Alliance as Project Manager in support of the GTA Rehab Network's secretariat role with the collaborative. Emmi is currently the Waterloo Wellington Rehabilitative Care System Coordinator where she has led multiple system initiatives including service reviews, evidence-based cross-continuum system improvements and LHIN stroke integration and implementation of multiple resource reallocation projects. Emmi brings...

Expert Panel reviews new conceptual framework

Date: November 23, 2011 Author: Mantis System Categories: Spotlight 1

On October 24, 2011 the Rehabilitation & Complex Continuing Care Expert Panel, chaired by Mimi Lowi-Young and Dr. Peter Nord, met to receive the report of the Definitions Working Group. The report focussed on the group’s work to develop a conceptual framework and common set of definitions which will adequately describe the processes used to improve patient function, the categories of care provided, and the locations of care. The conceptual framework and common set of definitions describe...


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