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The Health Quality Council is looking for an individual with a passion for working with health care leaders and providers to improve the quality and delivery of health services in Saskatchewan. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a unique combination of careful attention to detail, experience in developing and using measurement for improvement and a passion for helping people with diverse expertise to achieve a common goal by using facilitative change management approaches.
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Our 2013-14 annual report describes the ways in which we are supporting the implementation of Lean, and the Hoshin Kanri planning process, as the primary improvement approach for making care better and safer for Saskatchewan citizens.
A study co-authored by a Health Quality Council (HQC) researcher was recognized with an Award of Excellence in June at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s eighth annual Research Showcase.
As the Provincial Kaizen Operations Team Director – Safety Alert System at the Health Quality Council, you will lead the design, implementation, and refinement of the Saskatchewan Safety Alert System (SAS) and lead the systemic replication and stabilization of the system across the province utilizing Saskatchewan’s Health Care Management System (modeled on the Global Production System). Full Job Description.
Researchers at the Health Quality Council are part of a Canadian drug safety network that has found there is an increased risk of developing diabetes among people who take high potency statins--cholesterol-lowering drugs—after a heart attack or stroke. A news release about the study was issued today by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES).In the most comprehensive study of its kind, CNODES found a 15% relative increase in risk of diabetes within two years of starting treatment with high potency statins, as compared with low potency statins. This means that one additional case of diabetes was estimated to have occurred for every 350 patients treated with a high potency statin after a heart attack or stroke.
Let the National Health Service in the UK know if you’d be interested in this free online module-based program that is expected to begin early in the new year.
An article published by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) – whose Saskatchewan arm is led by HQC’s Dr. Gary Teare – was the focus of a recent editorial in one of the world’s top nephrology journals.
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to put your applied research skills to work in an organization dedicated to accelerating quality improvement in health care?
We are seeking an individual to help our Measurement and Analysis team develop analysis infrastructure and quality measurement capacity across the health care continuum.
Saskatchewan physicians interested in learning how to apply Lean in their practices can now pursue a shorter route to certification.
Better is a new website that is telling the story of how Lean (Toyota Production System) is helping make health care better and safer in Saskatchewan.
Health Clips is your go-to source for the latest on quality improvement, health system performance, Lean, and patient safety.