LHINs renew mandate of Rehabilitative Care Alliance to 2019

Date: December 8, 2016 Author: brigitt.degeus@uhn.ca Categories: December 2016 | What's New

The Rehabilitative Care Alliance is pleased to announce that it has received approval from Ontario’s 14 LHIN CEOs for another two-year mandate to run from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019. This will be the RCA’s third mandate.

Since it was established in 2013, the RCA has worked with the LHINs, provincial stakeholders and client and family representatives to strengthen and standardize rehabilitative care in Ontario. In particular, RCA efforts have supported better planning, improved performance management and evaluation and increased integration of best practices across the care continuum.

The third mandate will build on activity and accomplishments to date, with specific focus on:

  • RCA Definitions Frameworks: Implementing the definitions frameworks using provincially agreed upon solutions to address barriers to full implementation and sustainability

  • RCA Capacity Planning Framework: Supporting LHIN efforts to plan for rehabilitative care that addresses regional needs, provides equitable access and capitalizes on opportunities for enhanced efficiencies

  • System Evaluation: Working with the stewards of provincial datasets to develop a provincial scorecard by leveraging reporting of system evaluation indicators

  • Outpatient/Ambulatory Minimum Dataset: Working with pilot sites to implement recommendations from the pilot and refine reporting to support the next phase of implementation

  • Hip Fracture & Total Joint Replacement QBP Frameworks: Working with provincial stakeholders to disseminate the best practices frameworks and monitor uptake

  • Assess & Restore/Frail Seniors: Continuing support for knowledge exchange and provincial initiatives focused on the care of frail seniors 

The RCA’s success to date is the result of the tremendous engagement and support of our stakeholders across the province. Thank you all and we look forward to continuing our work together.