QI landscape in Ontario: Innovative approaches from clinical leaders
*Please note: The afternoon session of the same name builds on this morning session
Moderator: Lee Fairclough, MHSc,
Vice President, Quality Improvement, Health Quality Ontario
Speakers: Jennifer Everson, BScN, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Vice President Clinical, and Primary Care Physician LHIN Lead
Health Quality Ontario Clinical Quality Lead
Cathy Faulds, MD, CCFP, FCFP, CAC (PC), ABPHM
Family Physician and Practising in Palliative Care, Chief Clinical Lead, South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Ahmed Jakda, MD, MBA Candidate (2018), CFPC (PC),
Provincial Clinical Co-Lead, Ontario Palliative Care Network, Medical Director, Palliative Care, Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, Associate Professor, McMaster University, University of Western Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario
Betty-Lou Kristy, Peer Support Substance Use & Provincial Systems Lead, TEACH: Teach Empower Advocate Community Health- a peer initiative of Support & Housing-Halton
Rebecca Van Iersel, Health Quality Ontario
“High-performing health care organizations do not leave quality improvement to chance. They do not expect their leaders to do the heavy lifting alone, nor do they see quality improvement as a discretionary activity. Instead, they take a systematic approach to building the capability and capacity for continual improvement in all areas. They know that such investment will pay off in truly scaling up the quality improvement activities already underway.” Quality Matters; Realizing Excellent Care for All, 2017.
The two breakout sessions will highlight examples from those leading change in the context of the Patients First Act and showcase the leadership skills needed to enable clinician leaders to successfully lead change and drive quality. In both breakout sessions, hear from system leaders on their innovative approaches, their successes and what challenges lay ahead for those leading change.
During the morning session the audience will hear from, and engage in, a fireside chat with clinical leaders from across the province about their involvement in the provincial and regional plans for quality. Examples will include a focus on persistent and resilient efforts that have contributed to the aspects of a culture of quality and embedding quality in everything that we do. “How do we seize the opportunities to learn from pockets of excellence and scale up our efforts to build an enduring culture of quality?” Quality Matters; Realizing Excellent Care for All, 2017.
By the end of the two breakout sessions, participants will be able to:
To learn how regional, local and provincial approaches to quality are connected and advanced.
To identify critical skills to enable system change through leadership.
Be inspired to lead quality and join the quality movement.
Clinicians & Administrators leading change
Leaders at any level; organizational, sub-regional, regional and provincial