As part of the province’s Digital First for Health strategy, Ontario Health, in consultation with the Ministry of Health, health care providers, patients, and others, has developed a provincial standard and user resources to support the implementation of online appointment booking for primary care providers in Ontario. Online appointment booking is recommended by Ontario Health, as it is convenient and beneficial for both providers and patients.
We welcome submissions from Indigenous health care organizations, including those serving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Urban Indigenous persons, Ontario Health Teams and other eligible health care organizations.
Interested organizations should discuss this funding opportunity with their region who will help identify initiatives that best meet the funding criteria and align with regional priorities.
The objectives of this funding are to:
- strengthen existing primary care networks within Ontario Health Teams.
- improve the patient experience by enabling more Ontarians to book an online appointment with their primary care team.
- support timely access to care and improve office efficiency within an integrated care environment.