Clinical Quality Plan - June Update

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Clinical Quality Plan - June Update


Under the sponsorship of Dr. Carson, Sharon Garratt, and Dr. McCutcheon, the Region has embarked on the complex task of implementation of a Clinical Quality Plan.

Using the three organizational operational goals of Quality & Safety, Patient Access & Flow, System Sustainability, and a variation of IHI’s dimensions of quality, a prototype has been developed to implement timely, useful, evidence-based indicators of quality information.  The information will help practitioners within their program identify their performance attributes and compare each other’s practice and the collective practice of the group with best practices in the Canadian context.

Once the quality plan is fully operational, each practitioner in each Section will have an individual report card on quality metrics.  The greatest challenge is the data information support system to provide such a service.   We will commence with five Sections or Departments and three program areas.  

Submitted by:  Dr. David McCutcheon, Vice President, Physician & Integrated Health Services