Dr. Joshua Tepper, North York General Hospital President and CEO
Dr. David Kaplan, North York Family Health Team, family physician
Before the pandemic, one of the government’s highest profile health care initiatives was the creation of Ontario Health Teams (OHTs). The goal of these teams is greater integration and coordination among different parts of the health system. The first 24 teams across Ontario were announced this past December with fanfare and optimism … and then COVID-19 arrived.
As we face the first pandemic of our lifetimes, it may not feel like the time to be figuring out new models of care. Rational thinking might suggest that COVID-19 should pause these nascent teams pause, if not totally stop them.
Read the full article on the Toronto Star.