We provide provincial leadership and planning for the Ontario Stroke System by measuring performance, partnering to achieve best practices, and creating innovations for stroke prevention, care, recovery and reintegration.
As of April 1, 2016, the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN) and Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CCN) have come together as a single entity to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach to cardiac, vascular and stroke care in Ontario.
The Ontario Stroke Network’s 2015 Annual Report is now available online. This report presents a summary of OSN’s activities and achievements in 2015, during which we advanced the development and implementation of stroke Quality Based Procedures. This Annual Report also focuses on the Ontario Stroke Report Cards, financial statements and other yearly accomplishments.
The Central South Regional Stroke Network is thrilled to announce the launch of their new regional website: www.csnstroke.ca. In line with our vision to promote Fewer Strokes, Better Outcomes, this newly designed site focuses on providing current information to the public, primary care and health care providers who provide service across the continuum of stroke care.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSF) has released the 2016 update of the HSF Stroke Key Quality Indicators and Coding models. During the past year, the HSF Stroke Quality Advisory Committee (SQuAC) has undertaken a rigorous process to update key quality indicators. This process is undertaken after a stroke best practices cycle is completed to ensure alignment of indicators with updated recommendations. This fifth edition of the document aligns with the recommendations published between 2014-2016, and incorporates new areas including endovascular therapy.