Durham West Health Link
Health Links were introduced as a key commitment in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's 2012 Action Plan for Health Care to transform the system through increasing access to integrated, quality services to Ontario’s complex patient population. Since their launch in December 2012, Health Links have made tangible gains in improving care coordination and transitions between services.
In the Durham West Health Link community, the following organizations are working as a Health Link network to effectively identify every patient with complex health care needs and improve their health outcomes through the development and maintenance of Coordinated Care Plans:
Health service providers are asked to contact any of these network members to learn more about initiating a Coordinated Care Plan (CCP) for their patients.
To date, Health Links have played a key role in attaching patients to primary care providers, improving coordinated care for patients living with multiple complex chronic conditions; and more meaningfully, engaging patients in their own health care. In addition, they have been crucial in strengthening relationships and communication between providers.
Moving forward, Health Links will continue to play an integral role in the health system landscape, as catalysts that will support the advancement of the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care and the Central East LHIN's 2016-2019 Integrated Health Service Plan.