OAC representatives met with officials from the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (OAGO) regarding the audit it is conducting this year on cardiac and stroke care in Ontario. The audit, which was initiated in 2020 but suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will focus on the work of the Ministry of Health and its agencies (e.g. CorHealth Ontario) in the management of patient services including the challenges and opportunities for improvement. It will be released in late 2021.
The OAC welcomed the chance to provide input, on behalf of Ontario’s cardiologists, on various issues including the evolution of the echocardiography quality improvement program, funding support for congestive heart failure patient care, physician billing, and other hospital and community-based issues that have arisen during the pandemic.
We look forward to providing the OAGO with more information and feedback in the coming months.
For more information, please contact the OAC office at:
Ontario Association of Cardiologists
34 Eglinton Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario M4R 2H6
E-mail: [email protected]