Purpose of the Alliance
As you know, a strong primary care sector is the cornerstone of a high performing, efficient and robust health care system. As the initial entry point to the health system for many patients and families, an integrated, sustainable and comprehensive primary care system also acts as the mechanism to ensure continuity of care throughout the system. The ability to effectively fulfill this role is dependent on primary care being integrated as a sector within itself and with other sectors and partners in the broader health care system.
By functioning as a collective, rather than independent providers, primary care will be better positioned to identify and act on sector-specific and cross-sector issues, challenges and opportunities. We envision this site becoming a digital playground for primary care providers in the South West LHIN. This will be a place where EMR resources are shared and new initiatives communicated. We hope this site helps primary care providers who see the opportunity for improvement in local areas be empowered to share their solutions with Primary Care Alliance chairs, who can escalate concerns to appropriate LHIN planning tables.
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