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NEW Introductory Quality Improvement Program

Looking for knowledge and skills to help you improve patient care in your health-care team, organization, or region?

Our new educational program provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Quality Improvement (QI). Whether you are new to QI or need a brief refresher—IDEAS will provide you with the skills you need. 

  • Introductory knowledge and skills in quality improvement principles, methods and tools
  • Approximately 12 hours of online and in-person interactive learning using exercises, case examples and hands-on practice
  • Customized for the Northern Ontario health system context
  • Collaborative learning and networking with colleagues across various disciplines and sectors

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the roles health-care professionals fulfill in quality improvement.
  • Identify an opportunity for improvement to focus efforts on impactful change.
  • Identify the drivers and barriers to change in a complex health-care system.
  • Identify and employ appropriate tools and methods for improvement.
  • Apply standards of effective measurement to assess the degree of success and sustained improvement.
  • Explain basic concepts and approaches around collection and analysis of data for improvement.
  • Identify sources of personal resistance to change as a positive and productive approach to improving human dynamics.

Who should register to participate?

Individuals from across our health system who are participating or would like to participate in quality improvement projects related to Ontario’s health system priorities:

  • Physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, administrators, and managers

* If you are unsure if you should participate, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at ideas@nosm.ca or call 807-766-7319 or toll free at 1-800-461-8777 (extension 7319).





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Have questions about the program?

Email us! ideas@nosm.ca

IDEAS (Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors) is a new, province-wide initiative to build capacity in quality improvement, leadership and change management across all health care sectors. Funded by the MOHLTC, IDEAS is a partnership of seven Ontario universities, Health Quality Ontario, ICES and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. For more information or to find out about the Advanced Learning Program, visit www.ideasontario.ca.


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