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As part of its mandate, the Health Quality Council collaborates with researchers in Saskatchewan and beyond to conduct and promote research that can directly impact the quality of health care delivered to Saskatchewan residents. HQC recently contributed to a pair of papers that look at the use of health care services by people with multiple sclerosis, a chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative disease whose cause is unknown. Both studies were multi-province collaborations, with teams in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia contributing to the research.
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A broad range of questions and comments were raised by people attending the Health Quality Council’s public meeting May 16th in Saskatoon. More than 50 interested citizens and patient advisors took part in the afternoon session at TCU Place. In the question and answer session following an update by HQC Board members, attendees talked about the importance of...
I wanted to get involved because I thought this program could provide me with a unique and very timely opportunity to obtain the resources, training, and mentorship needed to become a champion for quality improvement within my department and health region and to help my project succeed.
Interdisciplinary bedside rounding (IDR) is a key improvement strategy of Saskatchewan’s Emergency Department Waits and Patient Flow initiative. This “best practice” form of patient rounding has been shown to reduce length of stay, keep patients safer, and improve teamwork and staff satisfaction. A pair of new videos – featuring care teams on Pasqua Hospital’s Unit 4A (Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region) and the Surgery Unit at Moose Jaw’s FH Wigmore Hospital (Five Hills Health Region) show how a variety of different health professionals come together to contribute to a patient’s care for the day and communicate with the patient about that plan.
The Saskatchewan Health Quality Council (HQC) and the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA), in collaboration with other provincial partners, have announced the official launch of Choosing Wisely Saskatchewan, a campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments and make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.
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