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

  • VAQS Applications

    Now accepting VAQS applications for 2015-2017
    Deadline for submission: Mar 15, 2015
  • 2015-2016 Certificate Course

    Applications available for download: Mar 13, 2015
    Deadline for submission: Apr 24, 2015
  • 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

C-QuIPS/VAQS/CQI Joint Rounds

Speaker: Yoel Donchin
Title: Safety is not a commodity – It is a value
Date & Time: May 1 @12-1PM 

Invited Speaker Rounds

Speaker: Martin Marshall
Title: Researcher-in-residence model: practical examples, theoretical and conceptual underpinnings, benefits and challenges
Date & Time: May 19 @12-1PM 

7th Annual C-QuIPS Symposium

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