Think Tank brings together experts on system evaluation

Date: November 23, 2015 Author: Mantis System Categories: November 2015

Ontario leaders in system evaluation gathered in September to provide expert advice to the RCA. The goal was to identify the best methodology for identifying benchmarks for indicators in the RCA’s Rehabilitative Care System Evaluation Framework.

The RCA developed the framework in its first mandate (2013-2015) to standardize performance evaluation across the province and support system-wide improvement.

Fifteen subject matter experts participated from ICES, Health Quality Ontario, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the Ontario Hospital Association, the Ontario Stroke Network and the Central West, Central East, Toronto Central and Mississauga Halton LHINs.

Think Tank participants noted that developing targets and benchmarks is a time-consuming and challenging process and recommended that the RCA begin the process by focusing on setting only two or three benchmarks for indicators from its framework. The System Evaluation Task Group will choose those indicators using the validation process and tool developed by the LHINs to evaluate accountability indicators.