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Choosing Wisely: Wise Choices for Quality Care

Dr. Joshua Tepper

As one of the largest quality improvement initiatives in Canada, Choosing Wisely Canada has made impressive progress over the 3.5 years of its existence.

Physicians and patients working together to avoid treatments, procedures or tests that may not be necessary, or may even be harmful to patients is an important part of a quality health care system. It is also the driving force behind Choosing Wisely Canada, with whom Health Quality Ontario has partnered in this province.

A Plan to Bring Health Equity to Northern Ontario

Dr. Joshua Tepper

A quality health care system is one that provides its citizens with an equitable opportunity to be healthy.

Equity is one of the core dimensions of quality care, along with safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, efficiency and timeliness, and it is a dimension to which Health Quality Ontario pays special attention.

ARTIC + Quality Standards: Spreading Quality Care

Dr. Joshua Tepper and Michelle Noble

Earlier this year, Globe and Mail health writer André Picard wrote a column about innovation in health care. “One of the most frustrating traits of the Canadian health-care system is its failure to recognize and embrace success,” he began. “Imagine if we took all our successful local innovations and pilot programs and actually implemented them on a larger scale,” he wrote later.

Opioids and Pain Management

Dr. Joshua Tepper and Dr. Irfan Dhalla

On Friday, March 9, 1:30 pm ET, join Health Quality Ontario CEO Dr. Joshua Tepper, and VP of Evidence Development and Standards Dr. Irfan Dhalla, for a tweet chat to discuss the opioid crisis and pain management.

Transitions in Care: Telling the Patient Story

Dr. Joshua Tepper and Dr. Tara Kiran

Often marked by uncertainty and anxiety, the transition from hospital to home can be a confusing time for patients and their caregivers.

These transitions from one health care team or organization to another have long been recognized as challenging times in a patient’s journey through the health care system.

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