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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My project is about developing clinical pathways in pediatric practice. Clinical pathways standardize care for common clinical conditions. Despite the available evidence, there is considerable variation in the management of common pediatric problems.
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