The vast geography of Northern Ontario makes it challenging to deliver health care to people who live outside of larger communities. A recent report by the Ontario Hospital Association recommends that local health hubs are well positioned to coordinate services for residents in northern and rural communities. A health hub is based on co-located services such as acute care, primary care, long-term care, and community-based services that provide patients with clinical links to the health services they need. EENet has developed a Research Report Round-up of the report, “Putting Innovation to Work: Improving Chronic Disease Management and Health System Sustainability in Ontario.” Read about the results of the survey and the researchers’ recommendations on the EENet website.
Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format. To read EENet’s clear language report summaries, visit www.eenet.ca.