Ontario Health Teams
In 2019, Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) were introduced as a way of better connecting a fragmented system. Since then, 54 teams have been approved and are seeing successes, including more efficient hospital-to-home transitions, strengthened primary care foundations, improved digital health and virtual care access, better data and analytics, and more meaningful partnership and engagement with patients, families, and caregivers.
OHTs provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to patients in their local communities. Under OHTs, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors and home and community care providers) work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care. This strengthens local services, making it easier for patients to navigate the system and transition between providers.