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Involving Patients to Improve Primary Care

Dr. Tara Kiran

Ten years ago, I gave birth in hospital to my first child – a healthy, beautiful baby girl.

I still remember looking into her eyes for the first time and I still remember what it was like to be a patient. I remember wanting to provide feedback to someone about my experiences – both the good (great breastfeeding support) and the bad (being woken before dawn for a blood pressure check). But there was never any opportunity.

Learning the Science of QI

Dr. Joshua Tepper

Quality Improvement (QI) is science, not magic, and should be taught with the frequency and rigour of any scientific discipline in healthcare. Teaching Quality Improvement is not a straightforward matter but must be done, and done right, if we want to see the healthcare system improve.

Important Health Quality Insights from the Twittersphere

Dr. Joshua Tepper

That the patient perspective was mentioned first in our Twitter chat about quality in health earlier this week was both gratifying and appropriate.

Ditto the fact that a number of individual members of the public and patient advocates participated in the one hour #HQOchat, which represented the first time Health Quality Ontario has hosted a discussion on Twitter.

Quality care: Let’s Talk About It

Dr. Joshua Tepper

(On June 20, I will host a discussion on Twitter about quality and health care. This blog provides the context for that Tweet chat)

Most of us can recognize quality in clothes, cars or conversation.

But defining quality in health care delivery or in a health care system is not nearly as simple.

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