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Foundations Program Graduates

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Advanced Program Cohorts

Evaluation Results:

Evaluation results show that participation in IDEAS has had an impact:

  • 80% of survey respondents said the IDEAS Advanced Learning Program (ALP) has enabled them to improve healthcare processes (e.g. clinical, organizational, health system);
  • 75% of survey respondents from the Foundations of Quality Improvement Program indicated that they have applied their learning to other QI projects since the program started;
  • More than a third (34.2%) of survey respondents indicated their project has transitioned into daily operation within the first year of starting the Advanced Learning Program (ALP).

Economic Impact Evaluations:

With the help of our ICES partner, IDEAS has completed economic impact evaluations of three IDEAS projects. Each project has cost saving potential for the health system:

  • SJHC Patient-Centered Falls Prevention Program | View
  • Kipling Acres Project | View
  • London Health Sciences Centre Renal Program Body Access and Independent Dialysis Initiative | View

Academic Journals:

Many of the applied projects from the Advanced Learning Program have been published, highlighting the potential impact of a learning project on a larger improvement effort:

  • BOOMR: Better Coordinated Cross-Sectoral Medication Reconciliation for Residential Care | View
  • Improving Emergency Department flow through optimized bed utilization | View
  • The POeT (Prevention of Error-Based Transfers Project) Project | View

Project Successes

A rich component of the Advanced Learning Program (ALP) is the team based applied learning project. Teams identify an issue and develop, implement and report on a quality improvement project in their own organization or local health system. Please read six project success stories here.

In Collaboration and Partnership with the following:

  • Health Quality Ontario
  • ICES
  • University of Toronto

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario Funding provided by the Government of Ontario