Central Local Health Integration Network – Vice President, Clinical Health System Transformation & Quality
The Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 LHINs established by the Ontario provincial government to plan, coordinate, integrate and fund health services at the local level.
Geographically varied, the Central LHIN comprises sections of northern Toronto, a portion of Etobicoke, most of York Region and South Simcoe County. With a population of nearly 2 million, the Central LHIN has the most residents, is among the most diverse and is one of the fastest growing of all LHINs. A key challenge is to meet the increasing demand for care and services as the population continues to grow and age at a rate above the provincial average.
For 2017-2018, the Central LHIN’s budget of approximately $2.1 billion funds 93 Health Service Providers through 99 Service Accountability Agreements including:
As of June 2017, home and community care services previously provided by the Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) transitioned to the LHIN who now also coordinates and delivers home and community care and employs approximately 780 staff.
Bringing together health care providers from sectors such as hospitals, community care, community support services, community mental health and addictions, community health centres and long-term care as well as collaborating with primary care providers and public health, LHINs work locally to achieve meaningful system improvements – results that could only be achieved at a local level based on a thorough understanding of local health care needs and established relationships.
Enhanced clinical leadership in LHINs has been identified as a critical success factor for achieving the goals of these reforms. Clinical leads are seen as necessary elements of the LHIN organization to support their expanded mandate to act as the single point of accountability for local health service planning and performance management. Effective clinical leadership will also enable LHINs to engage clinicians, drive the adoption of evidence-based clinical standards in partnership with Health Quality Ontario (HQO), support clinical change management and quality improvement, contribute to population-based health care planning and lead clinical activities related to service integration and performance improvement.
The Vice President, Clinical Health System Transformation & Quality provides clinical leadership and strategic direction to advance the priorities of the LHIN. The role is focused on clinical change management and leadership, health system planning, performance management and quality improvement. The position fosters strong collaborative relationships across the clinical spectrum, from public health, primary care providers and inter-professional teams to medical and clinical leaders in community and acute care settings.
The VP Clinical reports to the Central LHIN CEO and works closely with the Central LHIN senior management team to drive positive clinical change and clinical engagement across the LHIN. The VP Clinical will be accountable for and lead all other clinical leadership positions in the Central LHIN, and will work collaboratively to achieve Central LHIN and provincially-defined performance metrics and to develop a more integrated health care system.
This Vice President also plays the important role of Regional Clinical Quality Lead in a collaborative partnership between the Central LHIN and Health Quality Ontario. Reporting to the Chief of Clinical Quality at Health Quality Ontario, the VP will influence positive change with the ultimate goal of aligning the quality agenda, engaging communities to build on existing efforts, and promoting a culture of quality that will enable improved patient outcomes, experience of care and value for money.
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