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New appointments to HQC Board leaders in Lean, patient and family centred care

HQC Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:12 AM

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.

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HQC assumes responsibility for Provincial Kaizen Promotion Office (PKPO)

HQC Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:18 AM

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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Statin study co-authored by HQC published in prestigious British Medical Journal

HQC Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:36 PM

The first research to be published by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) – whose Saskatchewan arm is led by HQC’s Dr. Gary Teare – hit print today in the British Medical Journal. The study found that high-potency statins, used to control cholesterol, appear to pose a small risk of kidney damage.

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SK vascular surgeons, radiologists teaming up to deliver better care for patients

HQC Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:28 PM

A team involving Saskatchewan vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists is working to develop “best practice” standards for treating patients with arterial blood flow problems in their legs (lower limb ischemia). On March 2 the team met with members of the Variations and Appropriateness Working Group (VAWG) to identify key elements that should be incorporated into a care pathway and the data they’ll need to monitor care and evaluate patient outcomes. 

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What does Lean mean for RHA board members in Saskatchewan? A conversation with Carolyn Corvi, Board Chair of Virginia Mason Health System

HQC Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:49 AM

On January 31st, board members from Saskatchewan RHAs, 3sHealth, eHealth Saskatchewan, Health Quality Council and Ministry of Health executives had an opportunity to chat via teleconference with Carolyn Corvi, board chair of Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Medical Center since 2009. Before joining Virginia Mason...

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Pre-Quality Summit workshop with Helen Bevan: Building contagious commitment for change

HQC Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:01 PM

If you’re attending the Quality Summit, you have the opportunity to also register for a dynamic, interactive pre-Summit workshop on April 9 with Helen Bevan, Chief of Service Transformation at the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

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Putting Patients First: Transforming Health Care in Saskatchewan

HQC Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 10:32 AM

This week, a video called Putting Patients First: Transforming Health Care in Saskatchewan showed on TV screens throughout the Institute for Healthcar...

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Request for Proposals: Evaluation of Saskatchewan’s Lean Health Care Transformation, Phase 1

HQC Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 12:09 PM

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to identify a qualified vendor to work with the Health Quality Council and a project steering committee to evaluate the early processes and impact of implementation of Lean in the provincial health system.

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What factors have the greatest impact on patients’ ratings of their hospital experience?

HQC Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:02 AM

We looked at results from the Acute Care Patient Experience Survey in Saskatchewan to see which elements of care are most closely related to patients’ rating their hospital experience as 10/10.

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We're looking for a research analyst

HQC Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 8:00 AM

Are you a skilled data analyst, looking for an opportunity to apply your talents to help health care leaders, professionals, and patients improve health care?

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