A Common Decision Making and Priority Setting Framework for all LHINs
Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are mandated to plan, integrate and fund local health services in every area of Ontario.
Informed by input and advice from stakeholders and health care consumers, the LHINs set priorities and make decisions about how best to meet community health needs. Making these decisions requires us to carefully balance health care system goals, competing needs, good financial management and the values and priorities of the communities served.
The LHINs have adopted a common decision-making framework to promote transparent and evidence-based decision making. The framework is based on leading practice models from the LHINs and other jurisdictions. It can be downloaded from the link below.
Recognizing the critical importance of local decision making, the tool has built-in flexibility to respond to local circumstances and different regional health care needs.
The Toronto Central LHIN’s Health System Improvement Pre-Proposal (H-SIP) form and evaluation methodology will be refreshed to reflect the decision-making framework.
Further information regarding the adoption of the framework and the refreshed H-SIP form will be shared on this webpage in the near future.
For more information about the framework, please contact Laura Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.