Congratulations to C-QuIPS Members: Jerome Leis, Yulia Lin and Christine Soong on getting a spotlight for their QI work in the recent report by Health Quality Ontario.

According to a new report released earlier this week by Health Quality Ontario and Choosing Wisely Canada, Ontario health care providers are successfully working to provide and improve quality care by reducing unnecessary care to patients across Ontario.

This report showcased leaders that are implementing Choosing Wisely Canada Recommendations to Improve Quality of Care and featured examples of successful programs led by clinical leaders some of which are successful QI projects implemented by C-QuIPS Members: Dr. Jerome Leis on Using Catheters Wisely at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Dr. Yulia Lin on Ontario Transfusion Quality Improvement Plan at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and Dr. Christine Soong on Reducing Unnecessary Sedative-Hypnotic Use In Hospitalized Patients at Mount Sinai Hospital.

To learn more about these projects and Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations being implemented by Ontario’s clinical community, click here to read the full report.

Latest News: Congratulations to C-QuIPS Certificate Course former grads for receiving Joan Lesmond Quality Excellence Award

Congratulations to the C-QuIPS Certificate Course graduates, Drs. Tara O'Brien and Sam Sabbah and their team on receiving the Joan Lesmond Quality Excellence Award from Women's College Hospital (WCH) for their Acute Ambulatory Assessment to Avoid Inpatient Admission (5-Alpha) initiative.

The Joan Lesmond Quality Excellence Award offers an opportunity to highlight quality improvements and innovations across WCH that improve care and outcomes, engage patients and families, redesign systems and processes, utilize new technologies and/or support innovation and spread knowledge.

The Acute Ambulatory Assessment to Avoid Inpatient Admission initiative is a system redesign offering patients visiting the University Health Network emergency department rapid follow-up in WCH’s Acute Ambulatory Care Unit. These patients would otherwise be referred to general internal medicine (GIM) and potentially admitted to hospital, leading to longer emergency department wait times and increased costs. The 5-Alpha team was able to provide urgent GIM assessment and management to patients with acute internal medicine conditions in an ambulatory setting.

Congratulations to the winners!

Latest News: Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Goldman, Royal College Medical Education Research Grant Recipient for 2016

Congratulations to our Research Education Lead, Dr. Joanne Goldman for receiving a 2016 Royal College Medical Education Research Grant for her study entitled: "A case study of advanced post-licensure quality improvement and patient safety education."  This grant supports quality research in postgraduate medical education and continuing professional development involving Royal College Fellows.

You can find more about her study at: 

Latest News: Congratulations to Dr. Kaveh Shojania and BMJ team for increase in the Impact Factor of the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal

Congratulations to our Director, Dr. Kaveh Shojania (Editor-in-chief, BMJ Quality & Safety) and the members of his editorial board.

The Impact Factor of the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal has increased progressively in the last couple of years. The Impact Factor of this journal, just released on June 14, 2016, is now 4.996. During Dr. Kaveh Shojania’s tenure as editor, the journal’s impact factor has increased each year, from 1.6 in 2012, 3.988 in 2015 to its most recent value of 4.996.


Featured in the news: BMJ Study on medical error as third cause of US deaths criticized as 'precarious' by Dr. Kaveh Shojania and Mary Dixon-Woods

"Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US" a recent study by Dr. Martin Makary (Professor at the Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore) and Michael Daniel (Research Fellow) received a critical response by BMJ Editors, Dr. Kaveh Shojania (CQuIPS Director) and Mary Dixon-Woods (Professor of Health Services Research, Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research). Their response said that the results came from a flawed, informal methodology and the analysis’s methodology was “precarious”. The article was featured in a leading newspaper, The Guardian. Click here to read the full article.