North West LHIN 2016-2017 Accomplishments 

Accomplishments 2016-2017

This Accomplishments document 2016-2017 tells the story of a year in which the North West LHIN was able to effectively work with health system partners, key stakeholders and the people of Northwestern Ontario to increase health system integration, improve health outcomes and increase value for money.

Every three years, the North West LHIN produces an Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) that identifies priorities for health system improvements, and directs the activities of the North West LHIN for the next three-year period. This document summarizes the transformative Year 1 achievements of the IHSP IV 2016-2019, to demonstrate the dedication of health service providers and other system partners to improve health services and outcomes across the North West LHIN. 

In order to be effective, health system planning must reflect the local needs of the region. Each IHSP is developed in part through continuous community engagement with health service providers, key stakeholders, communities, and the public.

Much work still lies ahead to embrace the North West LHIN’s expanded mandate to include the management and delivery of home and community care. Following an official transition of services on June 21 from the former North West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), the North West LHIN is finding new ways to meet the health needs of Northwestern Ontarians, with a refreshed focus on the health system of tomorrow.

This document summarizes the achievements over year one of the 2016-2019 Integrated Health Service Plan 2016-2019 (IHSP IV).

Highlighted stories include:

  • Updates on the North West LHIN Health Services Blueprint
    • Integration on the Front Line
  • Progress Advancing the Health Links Initiative: Collaboration at All Levels
  • IHSP IV After Year One - 2016-2017: Accomplishments at a Glance
  • Achieving Priorities: Reshape, Strengthen and Sustain
    • Priority One: Improving the Patient Care Experience
    • Priority Two: Improving Access to Care and Reducing Inequities
    • Priority Three: Building an Integrated eHealth Framework
    • Priority Four: Ensuring Health System Accountability and Sustainability
  • Engaging Communities
    • Aboriginal Community Engagement
    • Francophone Community Engagement
    • Online Community Engagement

To read the 2016-2017 North West LHIN Accomplishments, please click here.

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Accomplishments 2016-2017

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If you would like to learn more, have comments on the content in this publication, or would like to share a story, please contact:

Petronilla Ndebele | Director, Communications and Engagement

Email: nw.communications@lhins.on.ca  |  Toll Free: 1-866-907-5446