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Living Healthier at Home - Central East LHIN Integrated Health Service Plan 2016-2019

The Central East LHIN has released its fourth Integrated Health Service Plan. 

With the overarching goal of Living Healthier at Home - Advancing integrated systems of care to help Central East LHIN residents live healthier at home, the Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) 2016-2019 Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP 4) will guide, direct and inspire health system change.

IHSP 4 supports the unprecedented transformation of Ontario health care, confirmed in February 2015 by the provincial government, through the release of Patients First: Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, a document that further actions the government’s commitment to put patients first by improving their health care experience. 

Additionally, IHSP 4 is aligned with pan-LHIN provincial strategies of transforming the patient experience through a relentless focus on quality, tackling health system inequities and driving innovation and sustainable service delivery.

Embedded throughout the IHSP is the continuing evolution of Health Link communities and Health Link networks and the foundational importance they provide in advancing integrated systems of care. 

Through enhanced collaboration amongst the network of health service providers within a Health Link community and patients themselves, the overall goal of advancing integrated systems of care will be achieved. Through the development of Coordinated Care Plans, acute care providers and home and community care providers will seamlessly integrate with primary care and family medicine in the collaborative coordination of inter-professional care for patients with complex health care needs.

With four measureable and defined strategic aims, the LHIN and its health service provider organizations will again deliver on the LHIN’s mission of better health, better care, and better value for the residents of the Central East LHIN by:

The strategic aims for IHSP 4 have remained similar to those in IHSP 3; however, there have been changes in both how improvement is to be measured and the quantifiable amount of each improvement

Each strategic aim focuses on reducing the need for hospital care (defined by emergency department visits and inpatient days including alternate level of care days) and provides the opportunity for Health Link community health service providers to achieve a key related Ministry LHIN Accountability Agreement (MLAA) or supporting indicator that coincides with each aim.

Living Healthier at Home requires significant and synergistic improvement to the health and social supports of all Central East LHIN residents.

As such, IHSP 4 is raising a challenge to all health service providers (HSPs) and their broader system partners to join forces in developing and implementing integrated systems. 

Core to this overarching system goal for Central East LHIN is the expectation that, within each Health Link community and Health Link network, LHIN health service providers will work together with patients and families who have complex health and social needs, to develop coordinated care plans that advance the goals of the patient and family.

We look forward to continuing to work with patients and their families, primary care providers, our public health colleagues, our health service providers and other local and provincial partners to achieve the goals laid out in IHSP 4.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the LHIN directly at 905-427-5497/1-866-804-5446 or email centraleast@lhins.on.ca.

IHSP 5 Engagement 

As we develop the 2019–2022 IHSP (IHSP 5), we connected with our partners, patients, caregivers and residents across the seven sub-regions to hear their thoughts about our local health care system – what’s working and where innovations and improvements can still be made. 

With IHSP 5 we are continuing to focus on regional systems of care but we are also taking a population health approach to better identify the health needs within our geographic sub-regions so that together we can continue to improve the organization and delivery of services to better meet those local needs. 

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Past IHSPs and supporting documents

2013-2016 Integrated Health Service Plan

2010-2013 Integrated Health Service Plan

2007-2010 Integrated Health Service Plan