ConnectingOntario

ConnectingOntario brings together local, regional and provincial assets in different parts of the province — connecting them to improve patient care.

The program revolves around three major regional partners in the Greater Toronto Area, South West, and Northern and Eastern Ontario, as well as vendors and stakeholders, working together to deliver electronic health records for every patient in this province.

Ultimately, ConnectingOntario will enable province-wide information sharing by linking the regions  so clinicians, whether in a doctor’s office, community clinic or hospital can receive electronic access to patients’ personal health information anywhere, anytime. 

Benefits

Patient Benefits

  • Your health care team can make more informed decisions about your care
  • Reduces uneccessary tests and procedures
  • Puts information into the hands of  the people who need is so you can experience better  coordinated care between different members of your care team including your family doctor, hospital and community care access centre
  • Enables faster and more informed clinical decision-making

Clinician Benefits

  • Improves efficiency of clinical decision-making
  • Allows more time for patient care by reducing the amount of time spent on administrative tasks
  • Improves the ability to better manage, coordinate and plan care
  • Increases the ability to monitor patient outcomes

Health System Benefits

  • Delivering information to the right people at the right time enhances patient / provider experiences
  • Reduces administrative costs and improves resource allocation through increase efficiencies
  • Enhances health system planning, decision support and performance management
  • Reduces wait times across the continuum of care

Intiatives