The McMaster Health Forum recently announced the launch of the Ontario Health Systems Document Portal, a continuously updated repository of policy-relevant syntheses of research evidence about governance, financial and delivery arrangements within health systems, and about implementation strategies that can support change in health systems and address health system transformation in Ontario. It is housed within Health Systems Evidence, a portal is free to access, which provides "one-stop shopping" for documents usefult to health system policymakers and stakeholders in Ontario.
Users need to complete a one-time free registration here to access the database, Content is complementary and automatically available through the home page and advanced search page to all registered users accessing the portal from within the Province of Ontario. Users from outside Ontario need to click on "update my profile" at the top of the screen on the home page, and click the box for Ontario under "enable viewing of complementary content".
Examples of documents currently added include:
- Educational group visits for the management of chronic health conditions: A systematic review
- Impact of e-learning on nurses' and student nurses knowledge, skills, and satisfaction: A systematic review and meta-analysis
- Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist on postoperative complications
- The effects on health behavior and health outcomes of Internet-based asynchronous communication between health providers and patients with a chronic condition: A systematic review
- Undetermined impact of patient decision support interventions on healthcare costs and savings: Systematic review
View the video tutorial to know more about searching the database.