Local Health System Integration Act

1660 WordsFeb 10, 20157 Pages
The LHINs were established under the Local Health System Integration Act (LHSIA), 2006, with a mandate to “plan an effective heath care service system, engage their communities and facilitate integration and funding of the health system within their devolved authority”. The fragmented healthcare system in Ontario with uncoordinated patient care, poor management of resources and complexity in access to healthcare information were few of the reasons for the introduction of LHINs. The Key players 1. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC): The MOHLTC is the main controlling entity in the Ontario integrated healthcare system. MOHLTC provide the necessary funding to the LHINs and have an accountability agreement to monitor the proper…show more content…
3. Health Service Providers (HSP): The HSP are organizations funded by the LHINs to provide health care services to the people of Ontario. All the HSP’s have accountability agreements with their LHINs for performance measurement and accountability for the services provided. The HSP’s have to prepare a balanced budget and meet planning obligations to avail the necessary funding from the LHINs. They provide all aspects of patient care. 4. Patients: The actual users of the health services for which the integrated health care system has been designed. The patient care is the most critical part of the health system and the patients form an integral part of the system. The patients are looking for a health care system that is smooth to access, efficient and provides timely medical care. Analysis of situation between the key players Healthcare in Ontario has been fragmented and the patients are the ones who suffer the most due to the complex healthcare system. The LHINs have been functioning for ten years but there are still not able to address the concerns of the population of Ontario and their effectiveness has been questioned. In addition the problems pertaining to aging population, increasing healthcare expenditures, increasing presence of chronic diseases and demanding consumers have made the ministry of health think about their existing strategy to improve healthcare in Ontario. In order to assess the
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