Website rates Ontario hospital
TORONTO – The
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) has created
www.myhospitalcare.ca – a new
website that provides public access to hospital performance information.
According to the association, the site is easy-to-understand and
“Ontarians rarely access existing hospital performance information and
when they do, they often find it very technical and difficult to
understand, said Tom Closson (pictured), OHA President and CEO. “The OHA
created myhospitalcare.ca to make hospital performance information both
accessible and useful to patients and their families.”
Launched in April,
myhospitalcare.ca allows users to learn more about how hospitals are
performing by location, type of care, or one of 39 different indicators.
“By making the information on
myhospitalcare.ca easy for people to access, the OHA is empowering
patients while also helping hospitals become even more accountable than
they already are,” said Tom Closson, who noted that Ontario hospitals
already meet some of the most demanding accountability standards
Other healthcare organizations also support
myhospitalcare.ca and its
benefits to patients.
“Ontarians, like all Canadians, want to know about the performance of
the healthcare system and the quality and safety of healthcare, says
Glenda Yeates, President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health
“As an organization committed to public reporting and transparency in
health information, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
applauds the Ontario Hospital Association on the launch of this
The Ontario Hospital Association is the voice of Ontario’s public
hospitals. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and
partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care
system for all Ontarians.