Integration

INTEGRATION RESOURCES

At the Central East LHIN, Integration is defined as "improving the health care experience by creating a seamless system of care." The attached powerpoint presentation outlines how integration is achieved through the application of the Local Health System Integration Act. 

  • To access the powerpoint presentation, please click here.

To access a copy of the "Central East LHIN Internal Guide for Integration Decision Making", please click here - posted January 12, 2010

ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH - SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL - posted December 15, 2010

The Central East LHIN has developed a self assessment tool for use by community support services and community mental health and addictions agencies to quickly assess their organizational health status. The LHIN considers the statements in this tool to be important for a health service provider to consider as they assess whether they are effectively and efficiently providing client/patient services in an accountable manner. Completing the assessment will allow agency boards and senior executive leaders to assess the health status of their organizations which may then suggest action, including integration opportunities, to mitigate the issues identified. To access the Self Assessment Tool, please click on the links below. To discuss the results of the Self Assessment, health service providers can contact the LHIN.

Self Assessment Tool - word version

Self Assessment Tool - pdf

If you choose to adopt this Self Assessment Tool for use in your own organizations, please acknowledge the Central East LHIN by noting that “This Self Assessment Tool was developed by Central East Local Health Integration Network and used with their permission.”

LHIN/HSP GOVERNANCE RESOURCE AND TOOLKIT FOR VOLUNTARY INTEGRATION INITIATIVES - posted September 12, 2008

The Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) announces the release of the Local Health Integration Network/Health Service Provider Governance Resource and Toolkit for Voluntary Integration Initiatives. The toolkit was developed through a joint initiative of five Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), associations representing the health service providers funded through the LHINs, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The project was initiated in November 2007, in response to early consultations between the LHINs and health service providers regarding the provisions for voluntary integration in the Local Health Systems Integration Act, 2006. LEARN MORE

FACILITATED AND NEGOTIATED INTEGRATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS GUIDE - posted December 3, 2010

The Central East LHIN, through the LHIN's Project Management Office, has produced a "Facilitated and Negotiated Integration Process and Requirements Guide" to support Central East LHIN funded health service providers through the process of planning and implementing a facilitated or negotiated integration.

If you choose to adopt this Faciliated and Negotiated Integration Process and Requirements Guide for use in your own organizations, please acknowledge the Central East LHIN by noting “This Guide was developed by Central East Local Health Integration Network and used with their permission.”

For current examples of Facilitated and Negotiated Integrations, please review materials posted below titled "Integration Initiatives." Health service providers who have questions or require assistance with this process can contact the Central East LHIN at centraleast@lhins.on.ca.

VOLUNTARY INTEGRATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS GUIDE - posted June 29, 2009

The Central East LHIN, through the LHIN's Project Management Office, has produced a "Voluntary Integration Process and Requirements Guide" to support Central East LHIN funded health service providers through the process of preparing and submitting a Notice of Intended Voluntary Integration.

If you choose to adopt this Voluntary Integration Process and Requirements Guide for use in your own organizations, please acknowledge the Central East LHIN by noting “This Guide was developed by Central East Local Health Integration Network and used with their permission.”

A health service provider may take the initiative to integrate services. If the intended integration involves services that are at least partially funded by the Central East LHIN, the health service provider must provide the Central East LHIN with “notice” before taking further action toward the integration. In response to the notice, the Central East LHIN is given the authority under the Local Health Services Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) to decline all or part of the health service provider initiated voluntary integration if it is considered to be in conflict with the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) or the public interest. Health service providers who have questions or require assistance with this process can contact the Central East LHIN at centraleast@lhins.on.ca.

BACKOFFICE INTEGRATION - posted December 7, 2010

In November 2007, four LHIN staff produced a document entitled "New Business Models for Shared Back Office Services in the Community Sector." The main thrust of the report was to fashion an Assessment Framework for back-office integration opportunities within the community sector. The project team conducted a literature search, interviewed key informants, examined some case studies and surveyed some contemporary back-office integration efforts currently underway at that time to produce the report . As a result, the team has produced not only an assessment tool, but a significant resource that hopefully will build capacity and confidence within the community sector to pursue such solutions. To access this document, please click here.