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Introductory Quality Improvement Program

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

The 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. 

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.

At successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of quality improvement for healthcare
  2. Explain a quality improvement aim in accordance with the Model for Improvement
  3. Explain sources of the change ideas and explain in accordance with the Model for Improvement
  4. Contribute to the application of tools in team setting
  5. Explain the application of measurement in accordance with the Model for Improvement
  6. Collaborate with interprofessional team members to contribute effectively on a quality improvement team

Who Should Register?

The IDEAS 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.


Focused on Applied Learning

Using 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 person workshop.

E-Learning

  • Three hours, asynchronous 
  • Immersive-scenario based self-study
  • Completed before workshop
  • Includes prompts and reflection to initiate a personal improvement project

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 quality improvement

 

Program Costs

A fee of $70.00 per participant will be applied.


Accreditation

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 Sectors)

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 everyone.

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 Toronto.


For more information on IDEAS, visit www.ideasontario.ca


Have any questions about the program? Contact us!

E-mail: ideas@nosm.ca

or call Melissa Brûlé at 705-662-7145 or toll free at 1-800-461-8777 (extension 7145).



Upcoming Events


IDEAS Dryden, ON

November 15, 2017 - Registration Now Open!


IDEAS North Bay/Parry Sound District, ON

November 16, 2017 - Registration Now Open!


IDEAS Kenora, ON

December 1, 2017 - Registration Now Open!


*Additional events will soon be scheduled in various communities in Northern Ontario. Please return to the site for updated information!

To Register, please click on the event link of your choice!



 

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