The mission of the Health Quality Council (HQC) is to accelerate improvement in the quality of health care throughout Saskatchewan. HQC works closely with Saskatchewan’s health regions, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, the Ministry of Health, and health providers to make care better and safer for the patients in this province. HQC was created in 2002 by an act of legislation, The Health Quality Council Act. Our annual reports chart the work we do and fulfill our public reporting requirements.
Our 2014-2015 annual report centres on two major areas of focus at HQC: Coordinating and building capability for improvement and collaborating on research projects of interest to the provincial health system. The report outlines how HQC serves to coordinate and advance provincial health system transformation efforts through its role as the Provincial Kaizen Promotion Office (PKPO). The report also discusses how the members of the HQC Measurement and Analysis Services (MAS) team collaborate with health system partners and academics in Saskatchewan and beyond on research that can have a direct impact on patient care and patient outcomes.
The report covers other topics and initiatives as well, including Patient- and Family-Centred Care, Saskatchewan Change Day, the Quality Summit, the work of the Provincial Kaizen Operations Teams (PKOTS), and more.
Read the full report here.