Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team is a partnership of health and care organizations and providers working together to unify and improve the health and social care of Dufferin-Caledon residents.
The future of health care is changing and we’re excited to be part of this transformation.
We – patients, families, caregivers, family and specialist physicians, housing and long-term care facilities, mental health and addictions providers, home and community care providers, the hospital and a long list of health and social care providers – are focused on nurturing a culture of shared ownership while creating a modern, digitized and connected system of care to provide patients, families and caregivers with a simplified experience when accessing care.
By working together to redesign how we care, we are confident we can create a highly efficient and focused health care system that will improve the lives and experiences of patients, caregivers, families and providers.
On December 6, 2019, Hills of Headwaters Collaborative was chosen as one of the Province’s first 24 Ontario Health Teams to implement a new model of organizing and delivering health care.
The approved application for the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative aligns to a shared commitment by all partners to create one community working together to improve the health and well-being of everyone who lives and works in Dufferin-Caledon.
The Ontario Health Team website provides more background on the Province of Ontario’s rationale and step-by-step process to becoming an OHT.
The vision for Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) as set out by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is to create integrated care systems in Ontario to improve health outcomes, patient and provider experience, and value.
At maturity, every Ontarian will have access to an Ontario Health Team that will:
- Provide a full and coordinated continuum of care for an attributed population within a geographic region
- Offer patients 24/7 access to coordination of care and system navigation services and work to ensure patients experience seamless transitions throughout their care journey
- Be measured, report on and improve performance across a standardized framework linked to the ‘Quadruple Aim’: better patient and population health outcomes; better patient, family and caregiver experience; better provider experience; and better value
- Operate within a single, clear accountability framework
- Be funded through an integrated funding envelope
- Reinvest into front line care
- Improve access to secure digital tools, including online health records and virtual care options for patients – a 21st century approach to health care