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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 Core C-QuIPS Member, Dr Gareth Seaward!

Dr. Gareth Seaward, a core C-QuIPS member and a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital for has been re-appointmented as the Vice Chair of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH). Gareth has been serving on the Council since July 2016 as a member and is also Co-Chair of the PCMCH Maternal-Newborn Advisory Committee. The PCMCH is a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funded organization with a provincial mandate to support system improvement in maternal, neonatal, and paediatric health services across Ontario. PCMCH brings together stakeholders from across Ontario in developing consensus-based recommendations for the system, and generates evidence-based and strategic advice supporting the evolving needs of maternal, newborn, child and youth health care services in Ontario. PCMCH supports provincial coordination of planning and innovation for maternal, newborn, child and youth health care services across both community and hospital settings, and is a resource to the system in Ontario, influencing the delivery of services across all levels of care. More information about the council can be found on their website at:

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