Introductory Quality Improvement Program
Looking for knowledge
and skills to help you improve patient care in your health-care team,
organization, or region?
IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement provides participants with the
knowledge and tools to effectively participate in and contribute to quality
improvement projects within or across health care organizations.
for Ontario, participants are introduced to a common language and approach to
quality improvement with the explicit goal to improve patient care, experience
successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
the principles of quality improvement for healthcare
a quality improvement aim in accordance with the Model for Improvement
sources of the change ideas and explain in accordance with the Model for
to the application of tools in team setting
the application of measurement in accordance with the Model for Improvement
with interprofessional team members to contribute effectively on a quality
Who Should Register?
Foundations of Quality Improvement Program is ideal for clinical (physicians,
nurses, other healthcare disciplines) and administrative health professionals
(managers, directors and senior leaders) who hold a variety of roles and
disciplines across the continuum of care.
The program is
ideal for individuals who are participating or would like to participate in
quality improvement projects, but who might consider themselves novice to
quality improvement or in need of a refresh.
on Applied Learning
an evidence based curriculum and instructional design recognized to be
appropriate for adult learning, the IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement is
comprised of a three-hour online component completed prior to a one day in
- Three hours, asynchronous
- Immersive-scenario based self-study
- Completed before workshop
- Includes prompts and reflection to initiate a personal improvement
1 Day Workshop
- 6.75 hrs, interactive, applied learning through a
quality improvement project case
- Face to face, engagement between learners and faculty
- Taught by expert faculty who are experienced in
*To be updated
A fee of $70.00 per participant will be applied.
This continuing education
program is accredited by the consortiums of McMaster University, the Northern
Ontario School of Medicine, Queens University, University of Toronto,
University of Ottawa, Western University and IDEAS.
College of Family
Physicians of Canada Mainpro+
This Group Learning
program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up
to 30.75 Mainpro+ credits.
Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an
Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of
Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Toronto up to a
maximum of (5.5 hours)
Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 3
This program is an
Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of
Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of
Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto on 12/01/2017.
Program expires 01/2018. Remember to visit MAINPORT
https://www.mainport.org/mainport/) to record your learning and outcomes. You
may claim a maximum of 4.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Each participant should
claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in
the educational program.
IDEAS (Improving and Driving Excellence Across
IDEAS is a
comprehensive, evidence based quality improvement training program for Ontario’s
health professionals. Customized for Ontario, participants are introduced to a
common language and approach to quality improvement with the explicit goal to
improve patient care, experience and outcomes. Closely aligned with the
Province’s quality improvement strategy and led by a high caliber, committed
faculty, participants are equipped with tools, practical skills and knowledge
to build capacity for quality improvement, change management initiatives, and
adaptive leadership across all health care sectors. Successful participation in the IDEAS program
ultimately contributes to a more effective and efficient health system for
Funded by the Ministry
of Health and Long Term Care, IDEAS is a partnership of six Ontario universities,
Health Quality Ontario, the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of
information on IDEAS, visit www.ideasontario.ca
Have any questions about the program? Contact us!
or call 807-766-7319 or toll free at 1-800-461-8777 (extension 7319).
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