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Quality Improvement

Connecting Quality in Ontario

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Health Quality Ontario has been working collaboratively with the Local Health Integration Networks, organizations and providers to connect local and provincial quality improvement efforts so that we can increase the spread of ideas to meet the goal of improving the health outcomes and experiences of patients across the system.

To support the achievement of this goal, Health Quality Ontario has set the following objectives to strengthen our efforts:

  • Aligning and connecting regional and provincial quality initiatives

  • Building regional clinical leaders to drive substantial change in communities across the province

  • Creating a culture of quality by promoting learning, engagement and ownership

  • Sharing the results of innovations to speed up the spread of emerging best practices (examples include Quality Improvement Plans, Health Link best practices, etc.)


Regional Quality Tables

Bringing together both clinical experience and patient perspectives, Regional Quality Tables across Ontario lead the implementation of system-wide quality initiatives and monitor the progress in their communities.

A Clinical Quality Lead will be co-appointed by Health Quality Ontario and each Local Health Integration Network to chair the Regional Quality Table and hold a seat at HQO’s new Provincial Quality Implementation Committee.

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of the Regional Quality Tables in their draft terms of reference.

The Clinical Quality Leads in Ontario are:

Dr. Colin Wilson
South East LHIN

Dr. Cathy Faulds
South West LHIN

Dr. David Borenstein
Central East LHIN

Dr. Reena Dhatt
North East LHIN
Dr. Jennifer Everson
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN
Dr. Amir Ginzburg
Mississauga Halton LHIN
Dr. Andrea Moser
Toronto Central LHIN
Dr. Tamara Wallington
Central West LHIN
Dr. Jon Johnsen
North West LHIN
Dr. Rebecca Van Iersel
North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN
Dr. Martin Lees
Erie St. Clair LHIN

Regional Quality Sessions

Health Quality Ontario offers all Local Health Integration Networks the opportunity to co-host Regional Quality Sessions. Interested in hosting an upcoming session? Please email us at

Quality Rounds Ontario

Quality Rounds Ontario are monthly educational sessions that offer participants opportunities for knowledge exchange and idea sharing on topics relevant to anyone interested in improving the quality of health care.

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