Quality Academy Graduate Workshop – Event Recap

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By Andrew Wray, Director, Learning & Strategic Initiatives The Quality Academy is a six-month professional development program designed for improvement leaders from all sectors of the health care system.  Over the course of five residency sessions, participants build their knowledge, skills and confidence in the core components of improving care while applying the concepts to… Read more »

Is Large Scale Change Possible in Health Care?

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Helen Bevan thinks so. She’s the chief of service transformation at the NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement. In the 15 years she has been in her role, Helen has studied organizational behaviours within the health care system and helped to implement large-scale changes to improve care for millions of patients. Read about her visit to the Quality Forum, where she delivered three presentations, here.

Health Talks – Doug Cochrane Recap

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Doug Cochrane is the chair and provincial patient safety & quality officer of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. Doug’s 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. Watch his presentation here.

Hopes for Better Healthcare in 6 Minutes, 40 Seconds

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By Hanah Van Borek, Heath Talks Attendee Pecha Kucha (chit-chat in Japanese) is a presentation style that began in Tokyo ten years ago and challenges public speakers to condense their thoughts into a powerful 6 minute and 40 second speech – a tough feat for any presenter! Nevertheless, during the pre-Quality Forum event Health Talks,… Read more »