TORONTO, March 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) welcomes the Quality of Care Information Protection Act (QCIPA) review panel's call for enhanced transparency and quality improvement in our health care system, where patients and their families are heard during the investigation of critical incidents.
"Hospitals across Ontario are committed to providing the highest standard of safe, quality patient care, while always supporting open, honest, and transparent communication with patients and their families. All health care professionals are both committed and motivated to giving their patients the best and safest care," said Anthony Dale, OHA President and CEO.
In addition to the educational tools, guidance, and resources that the OHA has already provided to our members on QCIPA, we look forward to working with the government and our other health care partners to help understand next steps, as well as developing further training and supports that will lead to a better understanding of QCIPA and Quality of Care Reviews.
Ontario Hospital Association
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.
SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association
For further information: Akilah Dressekie, OHA Public Affairs, (416) 205-1376, [email protected]