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Indicators & Change Ideas

Are you looking to improve the issues facing today’s health care system?

 

Explore the quality indicators being tracked by health care organizations in Ontario through Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) and change ideas to help improve them. Connect with others to share your experiences and ideas of your own.

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Overall access to preventive care

Cancer screening is an important component of preventive care and a focus for many Ontario health teams. According to statistics gathered by Ontario Health, almost a million fewer colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screenings were conducted between March and December of 2020 than were carried out through the same time period in 2019.

Key Resources:
Engage your regional primary care lead for support with cancer screening and sign up for the Provincial Primary Care and Cancer Network newsletter for regular cancer screening updates. Contact PrimaryCareInquiries@ontariohealth.ca for more information

Change Ideas

Redesign your system, and lever digital health solutions

Education and Training

Engage Patients

  • Provide patients with information about cancer screening. Integrate health promotion into reminder systems and scheduled visits
    Link patients to myCANCERiQ and Get Checked for Cancer
  • For unattached patients, prepare materials at points of entry into the system for patient self-referrals to:
    Health Connect Ontario, for access to primary care providers and to access colorectal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit directly
    Ontario Breast Screening Program Locations: patients can self-refer

Overall access to preventive care

Cancer screening is an important component of preventive care and a focus for many Ontario health teams. According to statistics gathered by Ontario Health, almost a million fewer colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screenings were conducted between March and December of 2020 than were carried out through the same time period in 2019.

Key Resources:
Engage your regional primary care lead for support with cancer screening and sign up for the Provincial Primary Care and Cancer Network newsletter for regular cancer screening updates. Contact PrimaryCareInquiries@ontariohealth.ca for more information

Change Ideas

Redesign your system, and lever digital health solutions

Education and Training

Engage Patients

  • Provide patients with information about cancer screening. Integrate health promotion into reminder systems and scheduled visits
    Link patients to myCANCERiQ and Get Checked for Cancer
  • For unattached patients, prepare materials at points of entry into the system for patient self-referrals to:
    Health Connect Ontario, for access to primary care providers and to access colorectal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit directly
    Ontario Breast Screening Program Locations: patients can self-refer