How do improvement science and implementation science contribute to quality and effectiveness in health care? The past several years have seen increasing focus on improving quality, efficiency, and effectiveness in health and social care. This has resulted in the emergence of a number of new and distinct fields of research and practice, including improvement science and implementation science.
Each method is being employed in Ontario, yet we know little about how the methods compare or if they can be used together.
Join us for a keynote presentation by two leading international experts in improvement science and implementation science, followed by a 20-minute interactive discussion on the implications and applications in the Ontario context.
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location: This event is available via webinar or in-person, at Bell Gateway Gymnasium, 100 Stokes Street, Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
To register for the in-person or webinar option, visit the event webpage. Admission is free but space is limited.
About the presenters:
Dr. Abraham Wandersman is a professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. He performs research and program evaluation on citizen participation in community organizations and coalitions and on interagency collaboration. Dr. Wandersman has published countless publications on quality improvement and on bridging research and practice, particularly in the areas of alcohol and drug prevention, and behavioral health treatment and prevention. He has won several awards for his work, sits on numerous panels, and is called upon by researchers, community organizations, policymakers, and federal agencies for his input on bringing evidence into practice.
Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy is clinical associate professor in the Public Health Leadership Program and in Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Ramaswamy’s research focus is on methods and tools for implementation of global health programs, quality improvement of health systems, use of technology for workforce capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation He is an international expert in the field of operational excellence and has worked with numerous non- profits and corporations, including Educational Testing Service, CARE USA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and AT&T.