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HQC to host public meeting on May 16

HQC Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 3:03 PM

Interested in learning more about the current state of quality improvement in this province – and how patients are being engaged in this important work? Join the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council (HQC) for a public meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Gallery A at TCU Place in Saskatoon.

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Spring 2017 PFCC newsletter available online

HQC Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:12 AM

Patient- and family-centred care (PFCC) is about collaboratively providing health care and services that are responsive to the needs, values, and preferences of patients and their families. In 2016-2017, there were more than 620 opportunities for patients and families in Saskatchewan to share their experiences and to contribute to improving our health system. 

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CQIP participants gather for 'truly exciting' first workshop

HQC Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:49 AM

Physician participants in Saskatchewan’s new Clinical Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) gathered together earlier this month for an inspiring two-day workshop, which marked the first face-to-face session in the program. The participants, along with CQIP faculty and Saskatchewan Health Quality Council (HQC) representatives, met in Saskatoon for two days – April 7 and April 8 – to focus on three key workshop themes: building a learning community, starting a clinical quality improvement project, and working with teams.

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Partners launch Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research

HQC Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:03 PM

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with provincial partners, announced on April 18 a combined investment of $63 million in funding and in-kind contributions for the launch of the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR). SCPOR is a partnership of provincial organizations that provides resources and education in support of patient-oriented research to improve health care for the people of Saskatchewan. 

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New national report shows patients face unnecessary tests and treatments

HQC Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:33 AM

Up to 30 per cent of selected medical tests, treatments and procedures in Canada are potentially unnecessary, a new national report reveals. The report, entitled Unnecessary Care in Canada, was released by Choosing Wisely Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) on April 6. The report, based on administrative data, includes measurements on the extent of unnecessary care associated with tests and procedures that span the health system, and also identifies factors that might help to reduce instances of unnecessary care.

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