As Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) develop and mature, they will become clinically and fiscally accountable for delivering a full and coordinated continuum of care to a defined population. Inspired by thee platforms that supported the development and maturation of accountable-care organizations, RISE provides evidence-based support to OHTs, using a ‘rapid learning and improvement’ lens.
RISE’s vision is a rapid-learning health system that continually ‘ups its game’ in achieving the quadruple aim of improving care experiences and health outcomes at manageable per capita costs and with positive provider experiences.
RISE’s mission is to contribute to the ministry's OHT Central Program of Supports by providing timely and responsive access to Ontario-based ‘rapid-learning and improvement’ assets. In fulfilling this mission, RISE is committed to ensuring that OHTs have equitable access to support and that members of the RISE community of practice have equitable opportunities to contribute to this support.
RISE has four program objectives:
- support rapid learning and improvement among OHTs (through learning and improvement collaboratives as well as through a soon-to-launch coaching initiative)
- Deliver ‘on demand’ (or facilitate the delivery of) a suite of activities and products for OHTs (e.g., RISE jamborees and RISE briefs)
- Share tools and resources with OHTs (through this website, its e-newsletter, webinar, Twitter, etc.)
- Support the province’s COVID-19 response (by preparing rapid evidence profiles and contributing to key COVID-END initiatives such as its guide to key COVID-19 evidence sources, horizon-scanning panel, and inventory of ‘best evidence syntheses).
RISE is supported by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health to the McMaster Health Forum. The opinions, results, and conclusions are those of RISE and are independent of the ministry. No endorsement by the ministry is intended or should be inferred.