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Patient Partnering

What is Patient Partnering?

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We believe patient partnering means patients, families and health providers actively collaborating to improve Ontario’s health system. This includes the many ways that health providers work with patients and families to understand their needs, and respond to them.

Our goal is to foster an empathetic culture in our health system that recognizes patient, family and public partnering at its centre. To support this effort, we gather and design tools and resources that empower all people living in Ontario to participate in their care and help facilitate partnering between patients, families and health providers.

We also created the Health Quality Ontario Patient, Family and Public Advisors Program to root our work in the values and experiences of those who use Ontario’s health system.

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Patient Partnering Tools And Resources

Working with patients, families and health providers, we gather and develop tools and resources to support collaboration across the health system.

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Our Patient, Family And Public Advisors Program

We are committed to including the insights and feedback of patients, families and public volunteers in our work to improve the quality of care in Ontario.

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Learn about how collaboration helps us achieve more than any one organization could alone

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Quality Is…

Quality in health care is shaped by the experiences and wisdom of patients, families, caregivers, and the public. Learn what they are saying

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Let’s make our health system healthier

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Patients, families and the public are central to improving health quality.

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