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Cristina Cicco
Stand Up in the NE

Cristina Ciccojoined the group Stand Up in the NE

This group is for Stay on Your Feet (SOYF) leads and representatives from the five districts in the North East LHIN. The purpose of the group is to coordinate and maximize the offering of the Stand Up! falls prevention exercise class in north east Ontario. Members of this group will share resources, network, ask questions and collaborate to learn from each other and create efficiencies.

5 days ago

Cristina Cicco
North East Maternal Child Health Committee

Cristina Ciccojoined the group North East Maternal Child Health Committee

The North East Maternal Child Health Committee is for maternal child health leads from all agencies and groups across the North East LHIN. The members will work to integrate and coordinate maternal-child health services and initiatives to align with provincial directions and improve maternal-child health outcomes. Members of this group will share resources, network, ask questions and collaborate to learn from each other and create efficiencies.

4 weeks ago

Cristina Cicco
SOYF Medication Management Work Group

Cristina Ciccojoined the group SOYF Medication Management Work Group

The Stay On Your Feet (SOYF) Medication Management Work Group is for public health and other stakeholders across the North East LHIN working on improving medication management and reducing the rate and severity of falls among older adults using evidence informed practice. Members of this group will share resources, network, ask questions and collaborate to learn from each other and create efficiencies.

4 weeks ago

Cristina Cicco
Western Champlain HL Community of Practice

Cristina Ciccojoined the group Western Champlain HL Community of Practice

A place for all Western Champlain Health Link partners to exchange valuable resources and information. Resources and comments posted in this CoP must reflect on best practice and must not include any information related to specific, individual, current or former Health Link clients. Users are responsible for the quality and source of any materials shared.

1 month ago

Wendy Carew

Wendy Carew

Hello, I am trying to use Quorum to help connect partners across the NE LHIN.  I set up the NE Maternal Child Health Committee site - invited all my members...but no one has received the invite?  I wonder what I did wrong?


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2 months ago

Cristina Cicco

Cristina Ciccocreated the topic: Quorum Digest: Issue 3 now available

Quorum Digest is a quarterly update that showcases curated content from the Quorum platform. Get Quorum Digest right in your inbox by subscribing here . Read the third issue of Quorum Digest today! In this issue: How do you address acute risk in …

2 months ago

Wendy Carew

Wendy Carew

We are looking to use this site to connect the providers in the NE - share our minutes, terms of reference, etc. 

2 months ago

Cristina Cicco
Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Peer Learning Community

Cristina Ciccojoined the group Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Peer Learning Community

This is a private community of radiologists, peer review mentors, diagnostic imaging and quality team members from hospitals across the province. The purpose of this group is to build a culture of quality improvement in imaging services by establishing best-practice Peer Learning programs using the Radiology Peer Learning Toolkit. <br/><br/>Please visit https://www.hqontario.ca/Quality-Improvement/Quality-Improvement-in-Action/The-Ontario-Diagnostic-Imaging-Peer-Learning-Community or contact DiagnosticImaging@hqontario.ca for more information. <br/>

2 months ago

Cristina Cicco

Cristina Ciccocreated the topic: Income, PEM status and Cervical Cancer screening uptake in the CELHIN

Abstract Cervical cancer screening detects cancer at early stages andis available to Ontario women ages 21 to 69 years of age. Notwithstandingcancer screening initiatives, sub-groups of Ontario women are under-screenedbased on current literature. The …

2 months ago

Cristina Cicco
PODS Implementation Group

Cristina Ciccojoined the group PODS Implementation Group

The Patient Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS) Implementation Group is for organizations, providers, and teams who are using PODS or looking to implement PODS to improve the experience of transitions in care for patients and families. The group will use this space to share experiences, knowledge and resources to help each other implement PODS as efficiently and effectively as possible. Some members have already implemented PODS and others are just starting. All are encouraged to share openly through the discussion board and through posting resources and tools.

3 months ago

Cristina Cicco
South East LHIN Health Links Approach to Care CoP

Cristina Ciccojoined the group South East LHIN Health Links Approach to Care CoP

This is a closed group to support the Health Links Approach to Care in South East LHIN.

3 months ago

Cristina Cicco
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Cristina Ciccojoined the group Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

E-QIP Project

3 months ago

Cristina Cicco
Regeneration

Cristina Ciccojoined the group Regeneration

Regeneration Community Services E-QIP project.

4 months ago

Cristina Cicco
Student Ambassadors

Cristina Ciccojoined the group Student Ambassadors

This group brings together nursing and medical students from across the province with a shared commitment to quality. The student ambassadors have been selected through a competitive process to represent their institutions and attend the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum and Health Quality Transformation. They are also ambassadors for Change Day Ontario.

4 months ago

Cristina Cicco

Cristina Ciccocreated the topic: How do you improve patients’ understanding of their medication? Spotlight on Holland Bloorview

Last year, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital launched a brochure called "Understanding your role in safety: Clients and families." There are three versions, one for inpatients , one for clients in the outpatient child development program , …

4 months ago

  • Danyal MartinThank you for sharing this example! I love the way it empowers family members to help manage their child's health. What was the feedback from staff? Did they find that it helped with their discussions with families and did they find it easy to use?3 months ago
Cristina Cicco

Cristina Ciccocreated the topic: Improving ALC through strategic leadership: Spotlight on Mississauga Halton LHIN

Mississauga Halton LHIN is using a strategic, multi-pronged approach to address the Alternate Level of Care (ALC) issue in their region. High ALC rates are a symptom of a system-wide problem, where patients who no longer require acute care are unable …

5 months ago

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  • Danyal MartinHi there - thank you for sharing this story! It sounds like there is a lot of great work happening and I really appreciated the structures that you put in place (e.g. steering committee). I suspect that will help with sustainability as well.

    One question - at the end you made reference to doing more upstream work as part of your next steps. Could you speak at all to the role of primary care in your work? Were they engaged in the work described above? 4 months ago
  • Carmela Costiniuk@Stephanie Hylmar Thank you for your comments Stephanie.
    Carmela4 months ago
  • Carmela Costiniuk@Danyal Martin Hi there, yes we engaged our Primary Care Leads and our Integrated Care Directors who also participate in sub region planning. With respect to working more upstream, I am referring to more robust practices in the emergency departments prior to consult to medicine. Hope that answers your questions. Thanks for the comments.Carmela4 months ago
Cristina Cicco

Cristina Ciccocreated the topic: How can long-term care address ALC? Spotlight on Millennium Trail Manor

Alternate Level of Care (ALC) is a designation to identify patients in-hospital who no longer require acute care but are unable to transition to a more appropriate setting due to capacity issues, complex health and social needs and various other reasons. …

6 months ago

Cristina Cicco
Niagara Network

Cristina Ciccojoined the group Niagara Network

E-QIP Project: Improving the use of Access Line by redirecting CMHA referrals.

8 months ago

Cristina Cicco

Cristina Ciccocreated the topic: Using an interdisciplinary approach to reduce antipsychotic use: Spotlight on John M. Parrot Centre

John M. Parrot Centre met and surpassed their target for reducing potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotics among their long-term care resident population, as outlined in their Quality Improvement Plan progress report from 2017/18. Health Quality …

10 months ago

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  • Danyal MartinThank you for sharing this! How do you keep the staff motivated? Do you track this information and share it with the team? Or with your resident or family councils?10 months ago
  • Angela Malcolm@Danyal Martin Once the Montessori program had some success stories under their belt the staff seemed to positively engage in working to identify other opportunities that would help individual residents.  The CQI team that meets on a quarterly basis provides us with a great group of front line staff that we can share a lot of information with and we encourage this group to share this among their peer groups as well.  All of our staff have their own email which enhances our ability to share information with them.  Our Collaborative group that meets monthly really drives the effectiveness and interdepartmental engagement for both staff and families.10 months ago
  • Danyal Martin@Angela Malcolm It sounds like you have a great structure in place! (Regular opportunities to report and celebrate are important.) In fact, I love the idea of using success stories to keep people motivated! Thanks again for sharing!10 months ago
Cristina Cicco

Cristina Ciccocreated the topic: Deprescribing sedative hypnotics among seniors with insomnia using a multidisciplinary approach

North York Family Health Team (FHT) has developed an insomnia reduction program for seniors aimed at reducing their use of sedative hypnotic medications. This program was led by the pharmacy and social work teams with support from the medical director …

11 months ago

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  • Emelyn BartlettI absolutely agree! This extensive work on their QI project has been very impactful! 3 months ago
  • Suzanne SinghA number of FHTs have embarked on deprescribing QI initiatives such as this one. As a pharmacist in one such FHT, I would humbly suggest that the collaborative aspect with regulated health professionals such as pharmacists and social workers is a key ingredient to success...in fact, I will admit that it wasn’t obvious to me in the NYFHT model how a dietitian could be helpful for this initiative, but perhaps that speaks to unconscious biases that limit the scope of fellow professionals unfairly. That is a lesson for me. 

    All Ontarians deserve access to team-based primary care, and while it is important to celebrate these successes, it weighs heavily on my mind how these sort of initiatives can be scaled up. Fellow pharmacists working in collaborative primary care practices across Ontario have recently launched a website that we hope can help further conversations about how to advance interprofessional evidence-based practice to ensure Ontarians are receiving medications that are necessary, safe and effective. I invite you to explore our website and feel free to connect with our group! 
    http://www.ontarioprimarycareteampharmacists.ca

    3 months ago
  • Danyal Martin@Suzanne Singh Thanks for sharing this, Suzanne! And I agree that collaboration with professionals like pharmacists, social workers, and dietitians can be critical to the success of a project. 1 week ago