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A Quality Improvement Plan is a documented set of quality commitments made by a health care organization to its patients, clients, residents, staff and community on an annual basis. The goal is to improve quality through focused targets and actions.
Here’s the latest on the Quality Improvement Plan program
The Excellent Care for All Act 2010 and other accountability agreements require all public hospitals, most of the team-based inter-professional primary health care organizations, home and community care support services, and long-term care homes to create a Quality Improvement Plan every year. Each organization develops a plan including specific targets and actions that reflect the province’s health care improvement priorities, as well as the quality issues that are locally relevant. Patients are also engaged in the process and their perspectives are key to the development of the Quality Improvement Plan.
Work on a Quality Improvement Plan takes place throughout the year, as teams in organizations across the province implement the change ideas in their plans and track their course to improvement. This process currently involves more than 1,000 organizations in hospitals, home care, primary care and long-term care sectors.
Quality Improvement Plans must be submitted to Health Quality Ontario by April 1 every year.
If you have a question about Quality Improvement Plans, please email QIP@ontariohealth.ca.
Click here to access more sector-specific Quality Improvement Plan resources.
2022/23 Annual Memo
Quality Priorities for the 2022/23 Quality Improvement Plans
Quality Improvement Plan Guidance Document
Indicator Technical Specifications: 2022/23 Quality Improvement Plans
Our latest QIP resource, which focuses on engaging patients in quality improvement, offers a variety of practical tools and resources on how organizations can engage patients in their QIPs and their broader quality improvement work
Search our health system performance indicators to find indicators that you can use to customize your Quality Improvement Plan
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