Transitioning patients from hospitals to home, community, and long-term care remains a key challenge for hospitals across Ontario. The Ontario Hospital Association and BLG are pleased to announce the release of “Managing Transitions” (Second edition) to help hospitals and health care providers manage this process.
The second edition of Managing Transitions — A Guidance Document was released this month. Katharine Byrick continues to be the principal author of this OHA resource. This edition has been updated to include some of the recent legislative changes that have impacted health care in Ontario, including the Patients First Act, 2016, as well as amendments to the Local Health System Integration Act and the Home Care and Community Services Act.
Managing Transitions: A Guidance Document focuses on:
- the legislative framework for discharge planning;
- the different roles and responsibility of those involved; and
- information to assist with effectively managing transitions in care.
Thank you to all of the contributors to both editions of Managing Transitions — we hope that it continues to be a valuable resource.