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Our Work

Safer, consistent triage across Ontario

When a person arrives at an emergency department, the first clinician they see is a triage nurse who assesses their condition and prioritizes their care based on ...
Oct 8, 2019
Michael Sherar
Insights & Perspectives

Preventing chronic disease is key to reducing hallway medicine

Michael Sherar
Hallway medicine has become a serious concern in Ontario. Future efforts under the auspices of Ontario Health will aim to create a more person-centred, higher ...
Sep 3, 2019
Natalie M.
Our Work

From every angle, communication is key

Natalie M.
As a family physician and coroner, Natalie M. regularly sees the physical effects of cancer on the human body. But it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with lobular ...
Jul 16, 2019
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Our Partners and the System

Celebrating the human touch

Every day, dedicated individuals who work and volunteer in the healthcare system provide extraordinary and compassionate care to patients and families across ...
Jul 2, 2019
Alethea Kewayosh
Our Partners and the System

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Celebration and reflection

Alethea Kewayosh
National Indigenous Peoples Day is held on June 21 each year and coincides with the first day of summer. It offers a chance for all Canadians to experience and ...
Jun 18, 2019
Michael Sherar
Our Work

Working together to improve Ontario’s health system

Michael Sherar
I am pleased to announce the release of three new provincial health system plans for 2019 to 2023: the Ontario Cancer Plan, Ontario Renal Plan and Access to Care ...
Jun 7, 2019
Dr. Jonathan C. Irish
Our Work

A plan to improve access and quality of healthcare

Dr. Jonathan C. Irish
Access to care for key health services is a serious issue in Ontario. Patients, clinicians and other stakeholders are united in their concern that people must have ...
Jun 17, 2019
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Insights & Perspectives

Facing the challenges of memory care

Amy
Eventually life comes full circle, and children often end up taking care of their parents. I knew that day would arrive sometime in the future, but I didn’t expect ...
May 17, 2019
Susan Blacker and Dr. Ahmed Jakda
Our Partners and the System

Palliative care when and where it is needed

Dr. Ahmed Jakda and Susan Blacker
People with advanced illnesses often share the same hopes: To be comfortable and free of pain and other symptoms, close to loved ones and well cared for in their ...
May 6, 2019
Rebecca Harvey; Chris Mulford
Our Work

Nurses improve patient care through system planning

CCO Blog Team
May 6 to 12 is National Nurses Week, an opportunity to recognize nurses for their many contributions to the well-being of Canadians. To mark the occasion, we ...
Apr 30, 2019
Jason Garay
Our Work

How data is transforming healthcare for Ontarians

Jason Garay
Jason GarayVice-President, Analytics and InformaticsCCOThe way we bank, shop, communicate and perform many other daily activities has changed dramatically in recent ...
Apr 12, 2019
Michael Sherar
Insights & Perspectives

Challenging conversations about palliative care

Michael Sherar
Ten years ago, a very dear friend of mine passed away from cancer. Her husband was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Canada in 1985 as a graduate ...
Mar 26, 2019