ONTARIO-WIDE, Jan. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, hospitals across Ontario are
proactively disclosing information that is of interest to the public,
such as executive contracts, as a way of demonstrating transparency and
their commitment to accountability among the communities they serve.
Ontario hospitals became subject to the Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) on January 1, 2012. Hospitals asked
the Government of Ontario to extend FIPPA to the hospital sector in
2009. FIPPA will give Ontarians even greater access to information
about their publicly-funded hospitals.
"Hospitals' decision to proactively disclose their key material signals
a strong commitment to transparency, accountability, and the importance
of building the trust and confidence among the people they serve," said
Tom Closson, President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association
Like many other areas of hospital accountability - including Hospital
Report and myhospitalcare.ca - Ontario hospitals have been a driving force behind the extension of
FIPPA to their organizations and are embracing the new levels of
openness that the legislation is bringing to their organizations.
Ontario hospitals also demonstrate accountability to their communities
Reviews by the Auditor General of Ontario
Accreditation by Accreditation Canada
Publicly reporting patient safety indicators
Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (HSAAs)
Public reporting of wait times through Ontario's Wait Times Strategy
Hospitals will continue their efforts to improve transparency and
accountability in the months and years ahead. PLEASE NOTE: Hospitals'
executive contracts will be available on hospital websites, not at
www.oha.com. The OHA is not in a position to speak to the details of
any specific executive contract. Individuals with questions about a
specific executive contract are encouraged to contact the relevant
hospital for comment.
SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association
For further information:
Amy Ouellette, OHA Public Affairs, 416-205-1433 or email@example.com