The OAC is recognized by the Ontario government and its agencies as an important source of clinical expertise in the public policy development process. Throughout 2017-18, the OAC was called upon to provide clinical experts to assist in the following initiatives led by agencies of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care:
- Remote Cardiac Monitoring Health Technology Assessment
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Health Technology Assessment
- Heart Failure Care in the Community Quality Standard
The OAC welcomes these consultation opportunities with the Ontario government to ensure that provincial public policies reflect sound cardiac clinical practice.