Transforming healthcare in Ontario through integration, evidence, and building capacity for improvement

Healthc Manage Forum. 2012 Winter;25(4):191-3. doi: 10.1016/j.hcmf.2012.09.005.


Since 2005, the Ontario Health Quality Council (OHQC) has been reporting on healthcare quality in the province and supporting quality improvement activities. The 2010 Excellent Care for All Act added the evaluation of clinical evidence and making of recommendations on funding to the Council's responsibilities. In April 2011, Health Quality Ontario (HQO) was formed from a merger of OHQC and three other quality-focused organizations. The agency is now focusing on integrating the functions of all of these organizations on a quality agenda.

MeSH terms

  • Capacity Building*
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Ontario
  • Quality Improvement*