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Transitions Between Hospital and Home: Achieving a standard of care

Evidence shows that communication is key for a successful transition home from the hospital – especially between health care organizations, patients and their caregivers.

Watch this Quality Rounds Ontario to learn about the latest evidence to make the transition between hospital and home easier for patients and their families from the co-chairs on the advisory committee for the quality standard on transitions between hospital and home.

As an example of steps needed to achieve quality transitions, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre shared their experience in implementing Patient Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS) – a proven tool to help patients know how to manage at home when they leave the hospital.

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST)


  • Amir Ginzburg
    Chief and Medical Director, Medicine Program, Trillium Health Partners

  • Lianne Jeffs
    Research and Innovation Lead and Scholar in Residence, Sinai Health System and Nursing and Health Disciplines Senior Clinician Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

  • Bonnie Nicholas
    Patient and Family Centred Care Lead, Patient Experience, Engagement & Advocacy, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the latest evidence to make transition between hospital to home easier

  • Learn how the Transition Between Hospital and Home quality standard can support teams working to build a more integrated system of care

  • Learn how Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre improved their discharge process for patients and families by implementing a proven tool and process codesigned by patients

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