Priority Action Teams
In early 2007, priority action teams (PATs) were established with the volunteer members chosen from over 400 people who had expressed interest in shaping the future of the health care system. Each PAT was formed in support of a specific strategic priority. The PATs studied the current state of health services for their specific focus. They also reviewed existing best practices from around the world, to ensure that ultimately the health care services of the South West LHIN are among the most effective, efficient, accessible and sustainable.
The PATs followed a methodology (Health Systems Integration Methodology - HSIM) that was developed by a number of LHINs to ensure consistency in the way each PAT moved forward. The methodology did not dictate that all PATs move at the same speed. Indeed, the Hips and Knees Priority Action Team was selected to 'fast track' through the methodology. The reason was twofold - to build on good work already completed within the South West LHIN, and to deliver, where possible, early successes.
The South West LHIN Board of Directors has accepted all PAT reports with the final one being delivered in the Fall of 2008. With these submissions from the PATs, the South West LHIN used them the PAT reports to inform their new IHSP 2010-2013 and Health System Design Blueprint - Vision 2022.
We are pleased to make each PAT's report and board presentation available online and invite you to select from the list below to access these files.
Hips and Knees PAT
Primary Health Care
Primary Health Care - Mental Health and Addictions
Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CDPM)
Please note: The following report and presentation represent the combined work of two PATs - Diabetes and Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Seniors and Adults with Complex Needs
Please note: The following report and presentation represent the combined work of three PATs - Continuum of Care, Rehabilitation, and Long Term Care
Children and Youth