By involving patients and their experiences as an essential aspect of HQT2015 and ensuring their perspectives were accessible throughout the days program, we are proud to have represented the ideals of the Patients Included status at our event. Click here to see how HQT2015 meets the requirements for Patients Included status under their Charter.
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This year, we increased the amount of content at Health Quality Transformation 2015 created both by and for patients, caregivers and the public. In collaboration with the Beryl Institute, HQO presented the Patient and Family Advisors: Coming Together to Transform the Health System. These unique sessions and speakers focus on patient-centred care and patient engagement.
Watch the live stream recording of the sessions on our YouTube page.
Also, watch Judith John give her emotional keynote address. Everyone interacts with health care at different points in their lives, sometimes when they're expecting it and sometimes not. At any time, we can be just a step away from crossing the threshold into the health care system, and Judith John has crossed it in three ways: as a senior communications executive in some of Ontario's largest hospital's, as a longtime patient grappling with an inoperable brain tumour, and as a caregiver to her husband, who has cancer. Her remarks, along with André Picard, the award winning national public health writer closed the day reinforced the importance of patient-centered care.
Look for more content from the day coming soon!