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Quality Improvement

Health Links

The Health Links approach fosters an environment that helps healthcare teams develop new and better ways to integrate care delivery for the people of Ontario who live with complex chronic illness. The Health Links approach is a collaborative endeavour of MOH, LHINs, HQO and Health Links teams. Health Quality Ontario contributes to the Health Links approach by:

  • Supporting data collection, timely reports and analysis
  • Leading systematic identification of emerging innovations and best practices
  • Accelerating progress through standardization of best practices across all Health Links
  • Supporting inter-Health Links sharing of lessons learned on regional or pan-provincial basis
  • Connecting LHIN Health Links leads with other relevant provincial quality initiatives


Submit Your Data with QI RAP

Enter Health Links data through our Quality Improvement Reporting and Analysis Platform (QI RAP). Local Health Integration Networks and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care can also able to view the data. For help, contact HLHelp@hqontario.ca

Submit Data Here




Access Reports on Progress of Health Links

Access resources about the progress of Health Links, and innovations being implemented to support improved care across the province.

2016/2017 Q4 Report

2016/2017 Q3 Report

2016/2017 Q2 Report

2016/2017 Q1 Report

2015/2016 Q3 Report

2015/2016 Q4 Report


Advance a Health Links Approach Through Innovative Practices

Learn more about how to implement innovative practices that show promise and are being used by Health Links.

Innovative Practices Evaluation Framework

Coordinated Care Management

Transitions between Hospital and Home

Mental Health and Addictions—Part 1: Identify Patient, Invite and Engage Patient, and Gather Information and Initiate Care Plan

Mental Health and Addictions—Part 2: Patient Transitions (coming soon)


Let’s make our health system healthier

Join Our Patient, Family and Public Advisors Program

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


Claude Lurette and Kowsiya Vijayartnam, Health Quality Ontario Patient, Family and Caregiver Advisors Council Co-Chairs

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