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RISE provides both its own resources that can support learning and improvement, as well as a structured ‘way in’ to resources prepared by other partners and by the Ontario Ministry of Health. In the early days of RISE, we’ve prioritized resources that will be helpful to Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) on the OHT readiness path. Why ‘drink from a fire hose’ (of all available information) when you can ‘drink from a glass’ (of information on the exact challenge you face)?

To help OHT partners and other health- and social-system leaders as they respond to unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forum and OHRI teams – as part of their contribution to RISE – have compiled an inventory of evidence sources. Decision-makers can draw on the inventory to find the best science to inform their decisions and recommendations.

The first wave of RISE briefs have been organized into four groups.

General

RISE brief 1: OHT building blocks
The eight OHT building blocks and 58 domains comprising the building blocks where OHTs will need to make strategic choices (a RISE resource that builds on the ministry’s OHT guidance document and links to sections in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 2: Leadership infrastructure and work plans
The eight OHT building blocks and 58 domains comprising the building blocks where OHTs will need to make strategic choices (a RISE resource that builds on the ministry’s OHT guidance document and links to sections in the OHT full application form)

Insights to address six of the biggest challenges in moving to OHTs

RISE brief 3: Collaborative governance
Moving from single organization governance to collaborative governance (building block #6 and section 2, and section 4, in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 4: Primary-care leadership and engagement
Engaging the full diversity of primary-care providers (building block #6 and question 2.1 in the OHT full application form and question 2.1.1 in the OHT full application supplementary template)

RISE brief 5: Community engagement
Engaging the full diversity of community groups (building block #3 and questions 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, and 3.4 in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 6: Population-health management
Transitioning from a focus on patients to populations (building block #4 and question 3.3 in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 7: Digital health [coming soon]
Identifying and capitalizing on digital health assets and services (building block #5 and questions 3.2 in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 8: Data analytics
Harnessing a broad spectrum of data to understand who the OHT serves and how well it serves them (building block #5 and section 1 and section 8 in the OHT full application form)

Background information for OHTs

RISE brief 9: Evidence sources
Sources of research evidence to improve care experiences and outcomes ( building block #4 and section 3 in the OHT full application form) and to design the other building blocks

RISE brief 10: Ontario's health system
How different parts of Ontario’s health system work, given many OHT partners may know ‘their’ part of the system but not others ( all building blocks and as background for all sections in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 11: Accountable-care organizations
Lessons learned from a rapid synthesis about accountable-care organizations (ACOs), which share some features with OHTs and have a rich history that OHTs can build upon (building block #6 and as background to section 4 as well as other sections in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 12: Rapid learning and improvement 
Lessons learned from two syntheses and a stakeholder dialogue about rapid-learning health systems, including how to support the type of rapid learning and improvement that OHTs will be expected to undertake (building block #8 and section 3 and background to section 5 as well as other sections, in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 13: Communities of practice
Lessons learned from a rapid synthesis about communities of practice, which RISE will draw upon in building and engaging the OHT learning and improvement collaboratives, and another for those contributing their expertise to RISE's support to OHTs (building block #8 and background to section 3 as well as other sections, in the OHT full application form)

Lessons learned about specific OHT building blocks

RISE brief 14: Caregiver empowerment
Lessons learned from a rapid synthesis about caregiver education (building block #3 and question 3.4 in the OHT full application form)

RISE brief 15: 'Way in' to guidance about improving patient care and experience [coming soon]
Insights from four practice guides about improving patient care and experience (building block #4)

RISE brief 19: Collaborative governance templates
A description of the purpose and key topics covered by the four collaborative governance templates developed by Border Ladner and Gervais (BLG) on behalf of RISE for OHTs as well as additional notes about their use.

If you’d like to suggest that we prioritize a new resource that will be helpful to teams on the OHT readiness path, please send your suggested topic or the resource to rise@mcmaster.ca.

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