Partner Resources

The GW OHT has developed resources that support its three strategic priorities:

  1. Stronger integration and communication,
  2. Improved health equity, and;
  3. Pandemic recovery
  1. Stronger Integration and Communication

ConnectMyHealth
A digital health solution that provides you with an online, single access channel to view your health records from participating hospitals in Ontario Health West Region. ConnectMyHealth can be used on desktop and mobile devices, there’s no cost to use it, and there’s no app to download when accessing your account via the web. Click here for more information about what ConnectMyHealth is, and can do, to help empower your health journey. You can register for ConnectMyHealth anytime. Information will be accessible for community members in Guelph Wellington in late September 2023.

Integrated Patient Care Teams

Mental Health & Addictions

2. Improved Health Equity

Health Equity Questionnaire
In support of GW OHT’s Strategic Priority of ‘Improved Health Equity”, specifically the goal, “ We will have data to better understand the health and social needs of our communities”, the Health Equity Questionnaire (HEQ) is a tool that asks key questions about the social determinants of health (SDOH). The SDOH are factors like gender, language, income, education, and living conditions that can affect a patient’s health and well-being. Having a standardized way to document SDOH helps clinicians understand the unique challenges patients might face and allows for better, more personalized care that addresses these factors. Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) don’t have a standardized way to document SDOH so the questionnaire was created to fill this gap. Health equity is when all patients are able to be as healthy as possible, regardless of their background or circumstances. As healthcare providers, it is important to look at all of the factors that affect a patient’s health and their needs with regard to receiving health care.  The questionnaire answers will help providers to better understand patients and the community we care for, improve and advocate for services, and better connect patients to resources. This tool has been in development over the past 9 months and has received input from patient advisors, health care providers, and EDI specialists throughout its development. 

Here is a link to the questionnaire in PDF format. Primary care partners using TELUS EMRs will be able to easily download this tool following the installation instructions below. Partners using other EMRs are able to duplicate the questions into their systems to add to existing socio-demographic information they may already be collecting.

If you have any questions or need support, please contact Katelyn Young, Equity and Engagement Coordinator at katelyn.young@guelphwellingtonoht.com

Enabling Resources

Privacy as an Enabler of Integrated Care

Quality Improvement and Continuous Learning

Mental Health & Addictions

Virtual Care

HOMR Tool

Interpretation Services

Archive

G&A OHT-MOH Site Visit Presentation Nov 2019
Guelph and Area OHT Full Application Submission Oct 2019
2021/22 GW OHT Steering Committee Work Plan Pillars – click here

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