The focus of our conference is Quality Matters, the health system quality framework on how to realize excellent care for all.
For Health Quality Transformation 2016, Health Quality Ontario invited the submission of abstracts focused on all six dimensions of quality care as outlined in Quality Matters: safe, effective, patient-centred, efficient, timely and equitable.
Category 1 – Engaging Patients and the Public in Improving Care
Category 2 – Redesigning the System to Support Quality Care
Category 3 – Ensuring Technology Works for All
Category 4 – Support Innovation and Spread of Knowledge
Category 5 – Monitor Performance with Quality in Mind
In addition, we focused on abstracts that advance quality in three areas of focus; primary care, mental health, and palliative care/end-of-life-care, at the local, regional and/or provincial level.
Abstract and Poster of Distinction 2016
At HQT2016 abstracts were allocated to oral presentations in breakout sessions or as poster presentations. See a summary of abstracts here.
The top two posters with the highest mean score in each category was selected as a Poster of Distinction. The abstract with the highest mean score in each category was selected as an Abstract of Distinction.
The selection process was led by the Abstract Review Committee, which was comprised of internal and external members, including patient and family caregiver representatives.
Poster of Distinction Award 2016
The Esophageal Cancer Pathway Project - Michelle Fedele
Engaging Patients and the Public in Improving Care: Patient Led Feedback Forums - Daryl Bell
Spreading an INSPIRED approach to COPD care: An Ontario Case Study of 7 Teams Supported Through A Public-Private Partnership - Stephen Samis
Regional diagnostic process redesign: application of a systems approach to lung cancer care transformation - Michael Fung-Kee Fung
South Riverdale Community Centre Tele-ophthalmology Program Improving Screening Rates in At Risk Communities in Toronto - Dr. Michael Brent
Leaping with LOFT: Enhancing Collaborative Care for Residents of LOFT Bradford House - Debra Walko
A National Rectal Cancer Quality Initiative: A Novel Approach to System Improvement - Anubha Prashad
ACHRU - Community Partnership Program for Older Adults with Diabetes and Multimorbidity: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial in Ontario - Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid
Improving patient safety through interactive online reporting: Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) Query Report Tool - Camille Achonu
Because You Care: Using your EMR data to save lives: Powassan Family Health Team - Anna Gibson-Olajos
Abstract of Distinction Award 2016
Improving Patient Experience by Co-Designing the Admission Process with Patients & Families - Agnes Tong
Sinai Health System - Bridgepoint Campus (Toronto)
"Together We Are Better Through Partnerships to Improve Quality" - Tracy Koval and Dawn Major
North Simcoe Community Health Link / Georgian Bay General Hospital, (Midland)/
Putting Patients at the Heart (PPATH): A look at enabling systems and processes for the seamless transition of cardiac surgery patients from hospital to home - Patti Cochrane
Trillium Health Partners, (Mississauga) / Saint Elizabeth, (Markham)
Implementation of the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team: LHIN Wide Spread of a First Responder Model - Jodi Younger and Terri McGurk
St.Josephs Health Care, (Hamilton)
Moving the needle on Diabetes care - Greg Mitchell and Carol Mulder