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Invited Speaker Rounds: Thursday, May 19th @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Dr. Noah Ivers
Title: The science and practice of Audit and Feedback: data-driven quality improvement
Description: All too frequently, when quality improvement interventions are tested in trials, the effects are less than expected. This talk will review the empirical evidence for audit and feedback as an intervention to improve quality of care and summarize best practices in the design of such interventions. It will also explore how those leading quality improvement initiatives can simultaneously contribute to the underlying science regarding how the effectiveness of such interventions can be optimized.

Noah Ivers is a scientist at Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) and adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies. He is also a family physician at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Noah’s focus is on developing approaches for evaluating physician performance to improve the quality of care that patients receive in primary care settings. His research is based on the principle that when healthcare providers have a solid understanding of how they rank among their peers in treating specific diseases and conditions, it can help drive change and improve health outcomes for all.

Noah’s research draws on a foundation in clinical epidemiology and health services research. He focuses on the use of data to drive decision making in healthcare, as well as the design of systems that improve interactions between doctors and patients. Always with a strong evidence-based approach, Noah is advancing the global research agenda in quality improvement and patient-centred care.

Noah received the Rising Star Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Health Sciences and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) in 2013. He has also received New Investigator Awards from CIHR and from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

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