Diagnostic Imaging: A peer learning community in Ontario
Ontario’s radiologists and members of their teams have formed the Diagnostic Imaging Peer Learning Community.
Its purpose: To support an ongoing culture of quality improvement in imaging services, where improved patient care is the result.
This community of practice, supported by Health Quality Ontario, works collaboratively to implement the Radiology Peer Learning Program – a program fostering continuous quality in imaging services, improved care, and enhanced patient outcomes and experiences.
Radiology Peer Learning Program
This program provides hospitals and organizations with a common framework they can customize to meet their unique diagnostic imaging learning needs.
Through the promotion of peer education and learning in diagnostic imaging practice, this program provides an opportunity for radiologists and their teams to share ideas and experiences while continuously supporting each others’ quality improvement efforts.
The program is based on recommendations laid out in Health Quality Ontario’s expert panel report on diagnostic imaging quality and aligns with guidelines from the Canadian Association of Radiologists.
By implementing this program, hospitals, physicians and their patients can expect:
Enhanced consistency and accuracy of radiology services to improve the quality of care for patients
Supported and ongoing skills development through peer-to-peer learning in a non-punitive environment
Better informed decision-making about patient treatment, enhancement of quality programming, physician training and continuing medical education
Supported and ongoing learning to help foster a culture of quality improvement, transparency, and accountability in the diagnostic imaging community
Community members will:
Connect with other radiologists and teams from across Ontario to share ideas and best practices
Participate in educational webinars, discussion groups, peer mentoring, and other activities
Collaborate with other radiologists and diagnostic imaging sites interested in participating in a Radiology Peer Learning Program
Access tools and resources to support their quality improvement efforts
Access a Radiology Peer Learning Toolkit (to be released in March 2019) that guides the implementation of the program
To get involved, or for more information: DiagnosticImaging@hqontario.ca.
Radiology Peer Learning Toolkit
The toolkit is currently in development and will be available in March 2019.