OHA Launches myhospitalcare.ca Giving Health Care Users Access to Hospital Performance Information



    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Ontarians deserve to know how their local
hospitals are performing, and that is why the Ontario Hospital Association
(OHA) has created myhospitalcare.ca - a new website promoting better public
access to hospital performance information that's easy-to-understand and
navigate.
    "Ontarians rarely access existing hospital performance information and
when they do, they often find it very technical and difficult to understand,
said Tom Closson, OHA President and CEO. "The OHA created myhospitalcare.ca to
make hospital performance information both accessible and useful to patients
and their families."
    Launched today, myhospitalcare.ca allows users to learn more about how
hospitals are performing by location, type of care, or one of 39 different
indicators.
    "By making the information on myhospitalcare.ca easy for people to
access, the OHA is empowering patients while also helping hospitals become
even more accountable than they already are," said Tom Closson, who noted that
Ontario hospitals already meet some of the most demanding accountability
standards anywhere.
    Other health care organizations also support myhospitalcare.ca and its
benefits to patients.
    "Ontarians, like all Canadians, want to know about the performance of the
health care system and the quality and safety of health care, says Glenda
Yeates, President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
"As an organization committed to public reporting and transparency in health
information, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) applauds the
Ontario Hospital Association on the launch of this important initiative."

    The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is the voice of Ontario's public
hospitals. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships
to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all
Ontarians.





For further information:

For further information: Amy Ouellette, OHA Public Affairs, (416)
205-1433


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