Health Bulletins

Update: Health System Integration

April 7, 2017

We are pleased to share this update on the work supported by the Patients First Act, 2016.

You can count on regular emails like this as your source of ongoing information and updates, which can also be shared with staff members, local stakeholders and other stakeholders and colleagues.

Implementation Updates

Four weeks to the First Planned CCAC to LHIN Transfer

Patients First Act, 2016: Implementation Milestones

Recent Accomplishments:

Coming Up Next:


Spotlight on: Transition

The last eblast described the in-depth process and tools used by the CCACs, LHINs and the ministry to assess each LHIN area’s (i.e., LHIN and CCAC pair) organizational readiness to form a combined organization. These broad ranging and intensive reviews and consultations, in addition to other key factors such as the volume of CCAC IT users transitioning on a given day, informed the ministry’s recommendations to the Minister regarding transfer sequencing. All LHINs will be ready on their transfer day to take on the home and community care responsibilities.

The Minister has now approved transfer orders for all CCAC to LHIN transitions, which include the dates for the transfers to occur. The transfer orders are all posted LHIN_transfers.aspx">here and the following diagram sets out the sequencing.

LHIN Sequencing

Consistent with our commitment to ensure that patient care is not disrupted and that the transition is as smooth as possible for employees and health service providers, transfers have been staged over the course of eight weeks. By starting with one LHIN in each of the first two weeks, it will be possible to identify and apply leading practices from the first waves of transition to the LHINs that will follow over the subsequent weeks. We look forward to learning from the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN transition which will occur on May 3rd.

The ministry and Deloitte will continue to actively support the LHIN areas as they implement the plan to support the transfers.

The Minister’s signing of the Transfer Orders is an important milestone for all of us. The level of commitment and dedication demonstrated by CCACs and LHINs has been exceptional and is a key ingredient for a successful transition across the province. We look forward to completing the final implementation steps of the transition phase and our continued partnership with our health sector partners.

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Your support, partnership and patience during this time of transition is appreciated.

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