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Session #1: Education Series on Measurement-Based Care in Mental Health
The Why: Why should Ontario apply measurement-based care in mental health and addiction services?

This is the first session in a three part series. We will demonstrate the system-level value of measurement-based care through examples of incorporating and standardizing measurement-based care into clinical practice.

This series for senior administrative and clinical leaders from both hospitals and community organizations, and direct patient care providers is brought to you by Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence, the Ontario Hospital Association and the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Jan 21, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. David Clark
Dr. David Clark is a founder of the UK’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme (on which the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program is based) and their current National Clinical and Informatics Advisor. Dr. Clark will describe how integrating measurement-based care into IAPT resulted in improved patient outcomes and more efficient service delivery, starting a revolution in evidence-based psychotherapy implementation that is expanding across Britain, Norway and Australia, and now into Ontario.
Dr. Paul Kurdyak
Dr. Paul Kurdyak is the clinical lead of Ontario Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence. Dr Kurdyak, a psychiatrist and clinician scientist, is Medical Director, Performance Improvement at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is also Director of Health Outcomes and Performance Evaluation at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research and Medical Director of Performance Improvement at CAMH. Dr. Kurdyak is also Lead of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
Dr. Imtiaz Daniel
Dr. Imtiaz Daniel is the Chief, Research and Analysis at the Ontario Hospital Association and has faculty positions at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and the University of the West Indies. He serves on the Board of Directors at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Imtiaz works on the development of funding models to improve quality of care and aligned to clinical best practices. He has worked on the development of patient classification systems including the National Rehabilitation System, the System for Classification of Inpatient Psychiatric Patients (SCIPP), and the Classification of Ambulatory Care System (CACS). Presently, he chairs and advises on various provincial and pan-Canadian expert committees on health system funding and performance measurement.