Kids Health Alliance is a network – created by The Hospital for Sick Children
(SickKids), Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (CHEO – OCTC) – working together to improve the health of children and youth in our regions.
Together with our partners we will create a more coordinated, consistent, high quality system of care for children, youth and their families.
Why are we here?
Making things better for Matthew's family
Improving the coordination of health care for children is a big task
Needs vary by patient type, are changing, and span a broad continuum. Here’s a breakdown of children using paediatric health-care providers.
Healthy with self-limited injury or condition – return to daily function quickly, such as:
Low acuity chronic conditions managed by primary care physician, such as:
inflammatory bowel disease
Complex conditions requiring interdisciplinary care, such as:
congenital heart disease
Enter system critically ill. Ongoing post-acute care, such as:
What are the challenges?
Variation in access and health outcomes for children cared for by different providers
Fragmented experience for children and families
High coordination costs for families and providers
Inadequate information sharing amongst care providers
Financial viability a challenge for specialty hospitals
How can Kids Health Alliance help?
Build expertise and standardize best practices in clinical care by different providers
Coordinate providers and standardize care
Capitalize on emerging funding models
Create shared technology platforms to provide access to health information
See our vision