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One of the Saskatchewan health care system’s 5-year goals is to establish a culture of safety, where everyone – staff, patients, family members – feels they have a role in eliminating errors.
On May 28, nearly 150 people from across the system gathered in Regina to set out a bold vision for a key element critical to building that culture – a province-wide Safety Alert System / Stop the Line system. Participants included senior leaders, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, unit managers, infection control practitioners, occupational health and safety consultants, and patient and family advisors.
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In April, Saskatchewan's health system leaders and a variety of partners from other sectors met in Regina for the latest round of “Connecting the Dots".
A new session format we tried for the first time at the 2013 Saskatchewan Health Care Quality Summit turned out to be one of the most highly attended ...
We’ve made it easier for you to interpret data on Quality Insight by highlighting two significant patterns of change in run charts: A shift (6 or more consecutive points either all above or all below the median); and, a trend (5 or more consecutive data points either all going up or all going down).
A video about our province’s ambition to achieve large-scale improvements in patient-centred care using Lean has logged over 1000 views since December 2012.
Saskatchewan’s effort to engage all providers, patients and families in improving health care is being shared with a global audience this week at the 2013 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care, in London, England.
This morning, Bonnie Brossart, CEO of the province’s Health Quality Council, delivered to an audience of some 350 improvement leaders a presentation entitled “Acting as one for one million: Hoshin Kanri in Saskatchewan, Canada.” In it, she described how Saskatchewan has been using a comprehensive and inclusive process to engage the health care system through collaboratively determining goals, establishing improvement plans, and monitoring progress through transparency and measurement.
For immediate release April 11, 2013: Ten individuals and teams have been recognized for their efforts to make health care better for Saskatchewan patients. The managers and providers were presented with Pursuing Excellence Awards last night at a special ceremony held as part of the 3rd annual Health Care Quality Summit. The provincial conference and awards are hosted by Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council (HQC).
Awards were presented in four categories: Better Health, Better Care, Better Value, and Better Teams. As well, two individuals received Improvement Champion awards in honor of their work.
April 10 and 11, 2013, Queensbury Convention Centre, Evraz Place, Regina
Saskatchewan's health care system is transforming itself, to deliver care that is patient- and family-centred and defect free, with no waiting. More than 600 health care providers, managers, and leaders, will gather at the 3rd annual Quality Summit, to celebrate improvements and be inspired for the work that lies ahead. The conference will also involve 80 patients and patient representatives from across the province.
Late last week the provincial government approved the appointment of two internationally recognized health care leaders to the Board of the Health Quality Council. Effective March 27, 2013, Mike Rona and Elizabeth Crocker are members of HQC’s Board of Directors.
On April 1 the Health Quality Council will begin coordinating and advancing use of Lean methodology across the province’s health care system. The Council is assuming responsibility for the Provincial Kaizen Promotion Office (PKPO) at the request of the Ministry of Health. Kaizen is a Japanese word that means continuous, incremental improvement.
Through the Saskatchewan Health Care Management System, the province is applying Lean principles and methods to ensure care is patient and family centred and free of defects, with no waiting.
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