Resource Type: Webinar

How Data Improves Quality of Care

Using Data to Improve Quality of Care for Long-Term Care Residents in Ontario

On February 11, 2016, the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the value of health administration data at the provincial and local (i.e. long-term care home) levels.

This webinar recording outlines how to better understand the “alphabet soup of acronyms” and how to embrace long-term care (LTC) data as we strive to improve care and to make evidence-informed decisions. The presenters guide participants through the world of provincial data, giving clear examples of how large health administration databases can help improve quality of care in LTC.


Peter Tanuseputro, MHSc, MD, CCFP, FRCPC Peter is trained as a Public Health and Preventive Medicine physician, and as a Family Physician (University of Toronto). His research includes using linked health administrative databases to develop population perspectives on health care use, and cost associated with aging and end of life in Ontario. At the Ontario CLRI, Peter is using routinely collected data held at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences to follow all Ontarians prior, during, and after admission into LTC.

Kathy Greene, BScOT, MPA Kathy attained a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Public Administration. She worked as an OT before becoming an Admission Coordinator and Coordinator for the NRS System, later transitioning to the position of Clinical Manager for Bruyère’s Geriatric Rehabilitation Service. Today, Ms. Greene is Bruyère’s Director of Decision Support, Admissions, Health Records and Staff Scheduling.

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Specialized Units in Long-Term Care Homes

Meeting the Future Need Through Specialization in Long-Term Care Homes

On January 28, 2016, the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) hosted a webinar that presents the most current context for specialized units in Ontario, why select long-term care (LTC) homes sought designation, and how these units fit into the continuum of care.

Specialized units are a unique service arrangement for Ontario’s LTC homes to expand the role they can play in the continuum of care. This webinar recording is based on an applied research project that conducted a multi-stakeholder consultation to learn about the experiences of LTC homes running designated specialized units or specialized programs. Consultation feedback on areas such as other client sub-populations that could benefit from new specialized units will help to provide a systems planning perspective.


Amy Porteous, Vice President of Public Affairs and Planning, provides leadership and oversight for Bruyère’s planning process, partnership development, cultivation of external relations and communications. Mrs. Porteous has a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.

Zsofia Orosz, Manager of the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère, has a Masters in Health Administration from the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.

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