Quality Improvement

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The IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement provides participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively participate in and contribute to quality improvement projects within or across health care organizations.

Customized for Ontario, participants are introduced to a common language and approach to quality improvement with the explicit goal to improve patient care, experience and outcomes.

Focus on Applied Learning

Using an evidence based curriculum and instructional design recognized to be appropriate for adult learning, the IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement is comprised of a three-hour online component completed prior to a one day in person workshop.

E-Learning
  • 3 hrs, asynchronous
  • Immersive-scenario based self-study
  • Completed before workshop
  • Includes prompts and reflection to initiate a personal improvement project
1 Day Workshop
  • 6.75 hrs, interactive, applied learning through a quality improvement project case
  • Face to face, engagement between learners and faculty

About IDEAS

IDEAS is a comprehensive, evidence based quality improvement training program for Ontario’s health professionals. Customized for Ontario, participants are introduced to a common language and approach to quality improvement with the explicit goal to improve patient care, experience and outcomes. Closely aligned with the Province’s quality improvement strategy and led by a high caliber, committed faculty, participants are equipped with tools, practical skills and knowledge to build capacity for quality improvement, change management initiatives, and adaptive leadership across all health care sectors.  Successful participation in the IDEAS program ultimately contributes to a more effective and efficient health system for everyone.

Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, IDEAS is a partnership of six Ontario universities, Health Quality Ontario, the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

More information about the IDEAS initiative.