Our healthcare system relies on a range of health professionals, each with unique expertise, to meet the health needs of Ontarians. However, in the past, we did not have a good grasp on the profile of these professions. For example, we knew very little about how many people were practising in these professions, where they were working, and whether Ontario had the right combination of these professionals to meet future needs. The Health Professions Database is a significant step towards having a truly representative snapshot of Ontario's regulated healthcare workforce.
Health Professions Database
The Health Professions Database 2008 Stat Book is now available
For details please see: http://www.healthforceontario.ca/WhatIsHFO/evidence_hhr/hpdb.aspx
Please contact Stephanie Akers, should you have questions about the 2008 HPDB Stat Book.
Stephanie Akers, MA, Planning Analyst
HHR Forecasting & Modelling Unit, HHR Policy Branch,
HealthForceOntario, HHR Strategy Division,
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,
56 Wellesley Street West, 12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S3
Phone: (416) 314-0425, Fax: (416) 327-0167
Allied Health Human Resources Database Minimum Data Set
The healthcare system relies on a number of health professionals with unique expertise to provide services that meet the health needs of Ontarians. Currently, there is limited information available on 40% of the regulated health workforce in Ontario that provides valuable services to individuals in areas such as diagnostics, mental health, obstetrics, oral and vision care, rehabilitation and therapeutics. As part of the government's health human resources strategy, called HealthForceOntario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the allied health regulatory colleges of Ontario worked together to create the Allied Health Human Resources Database (AHHRDB) Minimum Data Set (MDS). Briefly, the MDS identfies the list of standardized data elements and associated values with definitions to collectively comprise the data standard for the AHHRDB.