Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
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The Schroeder Arthritis Institute at University Health Network has launched its Integrated Quality Framework, which is grounded in innovative research, learning and patient care. The framework was co-designed with our patient partners, and Team UHN members to define structural, process, and outcome elements of quality that are Patient-centred; Equitable; Safe; Effective; Timely/Accessible; and Efficient. These quality domains of our framework are based on those put forth by the Institute of Medicine
1 and Donabedien
For our patients, providers and broader stakeholders, we define quality as:
This work has been led by the visionary leaders within the Schroeder Arthritis Institute,
Silvi Groe and
Dr. Zahi Touma.
Silvi Groe is the Institute's Clinical Director responsible for overseeing the comprehensive clinical operations of the largest outpatient program at UHN with over 80,000 Orthopedics Visits, and its integrated surgical program with over 5000 Orthopedic and Hand surgeries. Silvi's portfolio includes enabling Arthritis Care Quality innovation, which is driven by converging discovery, and learning with front line clinical care. Most recently she led the establishment of new integrated model of care for
Knee surgery, as well as a partnership with St. Hilda's for convalescent care support for our complex foot and ankle patients.
Dr. Zahi Touma is a Rheumatologist and Clinical Epidemiologist within the Schroeder Arthritis Institute. His research is focused on advancing care for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and discovery science to improve how disease and outcomes are measured to advance treatments and quality of care for patients. He has also led the development of the Neuropsychiatric Program at the Toronto Lupus Program with innovative research and care models to improve the assessment of cognitive impairment in patients with Lupus. Most recently, he edited a seminal book on
Outcome Measures and Metrics in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Our patient partners were instrumental in co-designing our quality framework.
Kate Mather was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age. She credits her UHN/Schroeder clinicians for providing the expertise and care required to help her live a healthy and balanced life. "I know I can count on them to connect me to other appropriate specialists throughout the UHN network. It is truly a one-stop shop for my healthcare needs." While Kate credits us, we would like to thank Kate for her significant contributions to the program to drive UHN patient and family education, raise awareness of the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, the importance of #connectedcare and how patient education is key to ensuring patients can live life with arthritis.
Camille Orridge had joint replacement surgeries at UHN's Orthopedic Program within the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, and has been a valuable patient partner helping the program asses its care quality and access through a health equity lens. Camille is a Senior Fellow at Wellesley Institute and has made an impressive impact through her leadership roles to ensure health equity is a priority across the healthcare system. She has led various initiatives to advance integration of care and services for patients seeking care, to ensure proper supports are in place to help them remain in the community, and improve access to Toronto's hospitals for those needing care.
This project is supported by Samra Mian-Valiante, Director of Strategy & Transformation; Sandralee Rose, Project Manager; and Jessica Crane, Project Coordinator. The Project team works closely with all experts and in collaboration with the co-chairs to ensure rigorous methodological, evidence-based and consensus-based processes are utilized to enable outcomes and deliverables from this endeavour.
1 Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press; 2001.
2 Donabedian, A.
Explorations in Quality Assessment and Monitoring Vol. 1. The Definition of Quality and Approaches to Its Assessment. Ann Arbor, MI: Health Administration Press, 1980.