September 27, 2023

Healthcare Quarterly covered Engaging Patients and their Families

In 2017 an article was written about Integrating Engagement and Improvement Work at CHEO. An action plan was put in place to integrate their patient engagement and quality improvement approaches. Since then these questions were to be asked - Where in the improvement cycle is it most critical to involve patients/families? How are improvement science methods adapted to ensure meaningful and effective engagement? What organizational structures are best suited to optimize collaboration between patient engagement and quality improvement functions? Full article. 


Thursday, October 05, 2023  -  Leadership Discussion

A Path to High-Quality Respiratory Care for Canadians Living with Asthma.

Dr. Christopher Licskai, Respirologist, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health System Innovation, and Clinician Scientist Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine,
Carly Weeks, Health Reporter,
Dr. Samir Gupta, Respirologist and Clinician-Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital ,
Dr. Mohit Bhutani, Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta and
Ian Fearon, Patient Representative



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