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Quality Rounds Ontario: Connecting the Quality Community

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Quality Rounds Ontario connects the quality community across the province. These monthly, accredited educational talks offer knowledge exchange and idea-sharing on cutting-edge quality improvement projects.

The one-hour sessions can be attended in person or virtually through the Ontario Telemedicine Network or via webinar.

Missed a presentation? You can watch webinars from all past events. Simply click on the title below and click on “view the webinar”.

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Past Events




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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