On Wednesday, July 18, 2017 (12:10 – 1:00 pm) HQO is hosting a webinar on the newly developed Quality Standards. This webinar will outline the purpose and goals of Ontario’s Quality Standards and inform participants of how they can begin implementing the standards within healthcare organizations across the province. You can register for this event here.
Guest speakers will explore various approaches being used to bring the standards alive in the real workplace. CMHA Ontario’s Michael Dunn, Director, Quality Improvement, will be providing an overview of the approach used in the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (a partnership project of AMHO, CMHA Ontario, and HQO) to apply QI methods and tools in the community mental health and addictions sector across the province. Suggestions of how these methods may be applied to help implement Quality Standards for Ontario will be discussed through his remarks.
Erik Hellsten, Manager, Quality Improvement, Quality Standards and Strategy at HQO and Dr. Sarah Ward, Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital & Lecturer at University of Toronto, Department of Surgery will also share their experiences during their webinar.
To register for the webinar, please click the registration link.
Quality Standards are a new form of evidence-based guidance developed by HQO on topics that are identified as high priority areas for quality improvement in Ontario. Quality Standards are intended to support health care professionals in providing the best care possible, and to help patients, caregivers and the public know what high quality care looks like. Each Quality Standard is a concise set of 5-15 quality statements in a topic area, supported by the best available evidence and representing prioritized key components of the best possible care for that area.
The three quality standards that have been completed to date include: Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia (Care for Patients in Hospitals); Major Depression (Care for Adults and Adolescents); and Schizophrenia (Care for Adults in Hospitals).
For more information on Quality Standards, and to see the standards that are currently in development, visit HQO’s webpage.