Welcome to the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS)

  • The deadline for 2015-2016 Certificate Course application submission has passed.

    Your application will be reviewed only if you have been notified that your application is complete. We will notify applicants of course acceptance in mid- to late May.
  • Safety and Quality Improvement Workshops

    Individual registrations are available based on demand.
    If you are interested, contact us for more information.
  • Oct 8, 2015: SAVE THE DATE
    7th Annual C-QuIPS Symposium

    Keynote Speaker: Mary Dixon-Woods
    "Tales of the expected and unexpected: explaining why patient safety is so hard"
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The Centre made a strategic decision to focus on capacity building through education and training in the methods of quality improvement. Equipping a cadre of individuals from a wide range of clinical settings to develop improvement projects in their own clinical settings (sometimes in partnership with experts for CQuIPS) offered the opportunity for local improvements and academic productivity.

C-QuIPS Research

Core and affiliated members engage in a broad range of research, mostly in the acute care setting, but also focused on improved care coordination and transitions across settings of care. Specific research topics include clinical informatics, medication safety, usability and human factors engineering, fatigue, handoffs between providers, innovative models for teaching the concepts and methods of quality improvement, and improving methods for identifying patient safety problems.

Upcoming Events

7th Annual C-QuIPS Symposium

Keynote: Mary Dixon-Woods
Date: Thurs, Oct 8th, 2015
Time: 8AM-4:30PM
Venue: Fairmont Royal York