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Health Talks – Doug Cochrane Recap

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High Performing Teams & Perfect Interactions
Part of a series recapping Health Talks: Bold Ideas to Transform Health Care. Ten inspiring speakers, comprising a blend of health care providers and the public, used the Pecha Kucha-powered 20 x 20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds each) to answer our question: What are your hopes for a better health care system?

Doug Cochrane is the chair and provincial patient safety & quality officer of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, and past chair of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Doug is a professor at the University of British Columbia in Neurosurgery, a certificant of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, and a Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics.

Doug delivered the night’s final presentation. His experience in health care and dedication to improving health care delivery was very evident. His presentation was timed perfectly as he described his hope: better team work within the health care system.  Doug made a particularly impactful metaphor when he compared a high-functioning medical team to the Vancouver Symphony – a group of individuals unique in each of their skills coming together to achieve a common goal.

Graphic Illustration
Graphic facilitator Avril Orloff transformed the Health Talks speakers’ words into brilliant illustrations. Her visual interpretations, which she steadily sketched beside the audience on a giant posterboard, captured compelling moments of each presentation over many different topics. Doug’s graphic is displayed above.

Presentation File
Click here to view and download Doug’s presentation file on QualityForum.ca using SlideShare.

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Back row L to R: Shimi Kang, John Gilbert, Leslie Varley, Steven Lewis, Diane Roberts, Derek Weiss
Front row L to R: Doug Cochrane, Helen Bevan, Alissa Sadler, Damon Ramsey, Aidan Scott

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