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Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum 2018: Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey Braithwaite

Jeffrey Braithwaite
Foundation Director
Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science

Professor of Health Systems Research
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Australian professor Jeffrey Braithwaite is an international leader in health care quality known for his work investigating and contributing to systems improvement.


Afternoon Plenary Session

Finally, Connecting the Dots and Making it Work
An international leader in quality and patient safety, Dr. Braithwaite will speak to new studies on the quality of care and their relevance for our Canadian context. He will address the challenges of translating research into practice, organizing people to work together more effectively (communities of practices and social networks), resilient health care (work as imagined, and work as done) and the role of health technology investment.

Learning Objectives:

  • To provide an update on global trends in patient safety and quality.

  • To educate on the latest evidence on translating research into practice.

  • To share current and evolving knowledge on organizing people to work together effectively with specific focus on communities of practice and social networks.

  • To introduce the concept of Resilient Health Care and its implications for patient safety and quality care.

  • To examine the role of health care technology from the context of investment and expectations for improved efficiencies and effectiveness.

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