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Quality and Patient Safety Rounds

Join us at Ontario Health as we relaunch Quality and Patient Safety Rounds (formerly Quality Rounds Ontario) to connect the quality community across Ontario.

These regular educational sessions strive to open the conversation around important quality and patient safety issues, including never events, fostering knowledge exchange, innovation and idea-sharing, and promoting a culture of quality improvement.

Ontario Health is committed to patient safety, including a focus on reducing Never Events, which are patient safety incidents that result in serious patient harm or death, and are preventable using organizational checks and balances.

Upcoming and Past Events




March 26th, 2024
12:00p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Using Data Equitably to Improve Health Outcomes: Respecting and Prioritizing Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Governance
November 28th, 2023
12:00p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Digital Health Initiatives: Enhanced Patient Navigation and Optimizing the Virtual Care Experience
March 28th, 2023
12:00p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Safer Together - Improving Patient Safety in Care Transitions
February 28th, 2023
Advancing health equity in Ontario’s health care delivery: A focus on access to care and underserved populations - Part 2
January 31st, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Advancing health equity in Ontario’s health care delivery: A focus on access to care and underserved populations
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Medication Reconciliation and the Prevention of Never Events
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lessons learned from the pandemic on collaborating with patients, caregivers and families to enhance patient safety and quality care
Thursday, September 8, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Building a resilient Ontario health system: A focus on patient safety and preventing “Never Events” as we recover and transform from COVID-19

Tuesday March 1st 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Reality of Virtual Care: Learning from the Pandemic

Thursday, February 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (EST)

The Promise of Virtual Care

November 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Transitions Between Hospital and Home: Achieving a standard of care

September 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Understanding an evolving opioid crisis

June 26, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Power of Partnership: Reducing Hallway Health Care, Enhancing The Patient Experience

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

How big data changed sports and will revolutionize your health care

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story

December 6, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Reflections on Using Data for Improvement

April 26, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Improving Wound Care in Ontario

March 22, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Improving Palliative Care Leadership Panel discussion

January 18, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Leadership panel discussion Addressing Opioid use in Ontario: Reducing harm, and improving care

December 8, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Your Doctor May Be in Therapy, and That’s Good News for Everyone: A Healer’s Healing

September 6, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Technology and Compassionate Care – Making the Connections to our Work in Quality Psychiatrist and teacher Dr. Brian Hodges will discuss how technology can be a critical quality enabler.

June 15, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Developing a Health System Equity Approach: Opportunities in Northern Ontario Learn about health and health care equity in the Northern Ontario context, and the impacts of inequity on patients, providers and the system.

May 24, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Creating Integrated Addiction Services in Hospitals and Primary Care Dr. Meldon Kahan, will discuss how the Mentoring, Education and Clinical Tools for Addiction: Primary Care-Hospital Integration project (META:PHI) has progressed since ARTIC funding helped it spread from 3 to 10 sites.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Primary Care: Moving Forward Together and Connecting the Dots on Quality in Ontario Dr. David Kaplan leads a panel discussion focusing on quality improvements in transitions to care and 7-day follow-up.

March 23, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Health Quality Ontario’s Patient Engagement Framework: Creating a strong culture of patient engagement to support high quality health care

Learn about Ontario’s new framework for patient engagement and how the voices, perspectives and experiences of patients and their informal caregivers can improve health care quality.

February 8, 2017 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 

Surgical Improvement in British Columbia: The need for a multifaceted strategy Dr Doug Cochrane, Neurosurgeon, SickKids; Chair of BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and Provincial Patient Safety & Quality Officer for British Columbia

January 18, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Quality Standards in Mental Health: Opportunities, challenges and the journey to implementation Learn how Ontario Shores has implemented the 3 Mental Health Quality Standards to support improvements in patient care

November 21, 2016 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

No limit to better: Leading quality improvement at St. Michael’s Hospital Learn how this large, academic hospital is taking on the quality challenge of making every patient and family interaction the best possible experience

September 20, 2016 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Resiliency and High Reliability Organizations

May 19, 2016 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Evaluating Health Links in Ontario

Learn about the successes and challenges of Health Links in Ontario

April 7, 2016 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Using personalized reports to fuel quality care

Learn about how personalized reports can inform quality care

March 22, 2016 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Choosing Wisely Canada: from national movement to local action

Appreciate the epidemic of overuse in the healthcare system

January 29, 2016 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Lessons Learned on Health Equity from Scotland – Story of the Early Development Instrument

Discover lessons learned from the implementation of an internationally validated tool to monitor child development in Scotland

January 14, 2016 12 noon - 1 p.m.

A Data Driven Approach to Improving Health System Performance


Learn how data warehouses are supporting quality improvement in Ottawa.

December 2015

Supporting Quality Improvement through Measuring and Reporting Performance of the Health Care System in New South Wales, Australia


Hosted at St. Michael’s Hospital, this session discussed how measurement and reporting are being used to support quality improvement initiatives in New South Wales and lessons learned in the Ontario context.

June 11 2015

How Can Ontario do a Better Job of Investigating and Reporting Critical Incidents in Hospitals? Recommendations from the review of the Quality of Care Information Protection Act (QCIPA)

Hosted at Providence Care, this session will explore QCIPA and the approach taken by the QCIPA Review Committee to developing recommendations for how the Act could be improved.

May 11, 2015

New developments and research in patient safety in the past year

Hosted at Mount Sinai Hospital, this session discussed the latest research and recent developments in patient safety, and their implications for quality improvement in Ontario.

May 11, 2015

Health Equity as a Critical Dimension of Quality

Hosted at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, this session discussed the principles of equity, why it is an important dimension of quality, and what we know about it related to health care.

April 23, 2015

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement - Building Capability to Meet Current Challenges

Hosted at North York General Hospital, this session addressed the progress of quality improvement in Ontario since the 2004 publication of Ross Baker and Peter Norton’s seminal report on patient safety and health care errors in Canada.


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