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Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders: November 5th and 6th

Please join us for Risky Business: Embracing Uncertainty this coming November. This will be a different conference on risk management in healthcare, and promises to challenge how we think, what we know and above all, to inspire change. The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has supported and sponsored Risky Business conferences for the past decade as part of their commitment to safety and quality, and are very pleased to once again be involved with the next Risky Business conference in Toronto.
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PSI Caring Safely Research Grant

Congratulations to C-QuIPS staff and member, Trey Coffey, Kaveh Shojania, Joanne Goldman, Leahora Rotteau, Ross Baker, and Paula Rowland, and collaborators Marlys Christianson and Timothy Vogus, on their successful funding application from Physician Services Incorporated for their study “High Reliability Organizing in healthcare: Caring Safely at the Hospital for Sick Children”.

This qualitative study aims to gain in an in-depth understanding of whether and how Caring Safely at SickKids, an innovative and large scale hospital intervention focusing on high reliability organizing principles, informs patient safety culture and practices to prevent four types of hospital acquired harm: surgical site infections, central line associated bloodstream infections, pressure injuries and serious safety events. High reliability organizing is drawn from high-risk industries that have successfully avoided catastrophes despite their complexity. However, evidence around this organizational approach in healthcare is lacking. Using interviews, observations and documents, this study will explore how hospital leaders, healthcare providers and family advisors, are interpreting and practicing the principles of high reliability in the ‘Caring Safely’ initiative. The findings will provide valuable insights into the social processes and contextual factors that characterize organizational change for improving patient safety.

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 CentreDr. 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.

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