September 20, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
A Comprehensive Data and Performance Measurement Strategy for the Mental Health and Addictions System in Ontario
About the Session:
This presentation will provide an overview of the Data and Performance Measurement Strategy that has been developed by the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council’s Data and Performance Measurement Task Group.
Uppala Chandrasekera, M.S.W., RSW, has over 15 years of work experience in the health sector, ranging from frontline work assisting individuals and families with mental health and addictions issues, to supporting mental health programming province-wide, and implementing the national strategy to address mental health across Canada. Currently, Uppala is the Director of Public Policy at the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, where she provides leadership for public policy work in five programmatic areas, including: Health systems development; Housing, employment and social determinants of health; Health promotion across the lifespan; Criminal justice; Equity and social inclusion. Uppala also serves as the Vice Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, a national organization focused on improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues.
Dr. Paul Kurdyak is Medical Director, Performance Evaluation and Director of the Health Outcomes and Performance Evaluation (HOPE) Research Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Core Senior Scientist and Lead of the Mental Health and Addiction Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Dr. Kurdyak is also Director of Health Outcomes for the Medical Psychiatry Alliance. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is an Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and Health Quality Ontario on mental health system performance evaluation.
Funding for Quality: The Use of Quality Indicators for Funding Decisions in Ontario Mental Health Centers
About the Session:
The central objective of the study is to understand the factors considered most important in funding allocation decision making at Ontario mental health centers. High-quality care has the potential to improve patient outcomes. The research focus is to identify the processes for deciding how funds are spent and understand the use of quality data in funding decisions. In Ontario, four mental health centers publicly report quality statistics using the Mental Health and Addictions Quality Initiative (MHAQI) scorecard. The MHAQI aligns quality initiative goals among these four Ontario mental health centers (all of which are hospital based). This research will review the use of external and internal quality scorecard statistics in the funding decision process, commonly called the Decision Support process. Findings will be presented as a case study, examining four sub-cases.
Melanie Selvadurai is an MBA candidate specializing in Accounting and Financial Management at DeGroote School of Business McMaster University. Her past work in mental health centers and her current applications are focused towards innovation in mental health hospital operations.