“At its core, antimicrobial stewardship is a patient-centred, quality improvement initiative”: Dr. Shaqil Peermohamed
Friday, Nov 10, 2017

“At its core, antimicrobial stewardship is a patient-centred, quality improvement initiative”: Dr. Shaqil Peermohamed

It is predicted that by the year 2050, mortality from antimicrobial resistance will surpass that of cancer and diabetes combined. Up to 50% of...

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Strong bond with family doctor helps patients feel comfortable asking questions about their care: Dr. Cathy MacLean
Monday, Nov 6, 2017

Strong bond with family doctor helps patients feel comfortable asking questions about their care: Dr. Cathy MacLean

November 6 to 11 is Family Doctor Week in Canada. It’s a time to recognize the contributions family doctors make in our health care system...

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HQC board member honoured for research on improving quality of care, patient safety
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

HQC board member honoured for research on improving quality of care, patient safety

Dr. Ross Baker has been awarded the 2017 Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research. The prize, from the CIHR Institute of Health...

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Presentations from Connected Care launch now available
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

Presentations from Connected Care launch now available

Interested in learning more about Saskatchewan’s new Connected Care model? Most of the presentations from the October 4th launch in...

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Organizing for impact: Better patient care through enhanced teamwork, transitions
Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Organizing for impact: Better patient care through enhanced teamwork, transitions

More than 150 health system leaders and providers gathered in Saskatoon October 4 to launch a new strategy aimed at improving care for...

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Physicians reflect on Clinical Quality Improvement Program
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

Physicians reflect on Clinical Quality Improvement Program

In my mind, health care is a dynamic and complex system that requires constant revision and modification. Quality improvement is the framework that allows that modification to progress in a systematic and effective way.

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Training program enhances resident physicians’ quality improvement skills
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Training program enhances resident physicians’ quality improvement skills

Resident physician Dr. Yifan Wang wants to incorporate quality improvement into his medical practice and make changes to improve patient...

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CQIP participants discuss projects related to handovers, wait times
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

CQIP participants discuss projects related to handovers, wait times

Bottom line is that patients get access, assessment, and treatment that is safe, appropriate, and timely. That can only happen when patients, physicians, and administrative people work together to monitor what we are doing and change where there is evidence that suggests we can do better.

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Patient- and family-centred care focus of visioning session
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Patient- and family-centred care focus of visioning session

A group of about 50 people from across Saskatchewan came together on Sept. 21 for a visioning session on patient- and family-centred care...

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CQIP participants discuss radiation oncology, medical imaging projects
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

CQIP participants discuss radiation oncology, medical imaging projects

Choosing Wisely Canada has produced numerous recommendations to help guide physicians and patients in discussions regarding appropriate and evidence-based practices. The main premise of Choosing Wisely Canada is that more is not always better and can actually be harmful.

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