The Foundations of Quality Improvement Program (formerly known as the 2-Day Introductory Program) introduces participants to:
Key quality improvement concepts,
Knowledge of foundational methods of quality improvement, and
Practical tools in order to improve patient care, processes and outcomes.
Participants complete the Foundations Program ready to participate in and contribute to quality improvement projects within or across healthcare organizations.
Who is the program best suited for?
The Foundations Program is ideal for clinical (physician, nurses, other healthcare professionals) and administrative healthcare professionals (managers, directors and senior leaders) who are or would like to participate in quality improvement projects, but consider themselves novice or in need of a refresh.
Where and how is the program delivered?
Using an evidence based curriculum and instructional design, the IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement Program is comprised of a three-hour online component completed prior to a one-day in-person workshop.
The program is delivered regionally throughout the year by IDEAS' academic partners: McMaster University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Queen's University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Western University/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and IDEAS.
This continuing education program is accredited by the consortium's of McMaster University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Queen's University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Western University/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and IDEAS.
College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro +
This Group Learning Program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 30.75 Mainpro+ credits.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to a maximum of 5.5 hours.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 3
This program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto pm 12/01/2017. Program expires 01/2018.
Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 4.0 hours (credits are calculated automatically).
Each participant can claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually participates in the educational program.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 10 Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.
What Participants Say
"The IDEAS Introductory QI Program (now known as the Foundations of Quality Improvement) provides you inspiration, learning and the fundamental tools to initiate and drive your organization's excellence. If you aspire to be excellent, this is the workshop for you!" Jodi Pereira, Director of Community Programs, Heart House Hospice
“The two-day program (now known as the Foundations of Quality Improvement) was very well structured and would be valuable for those new to QI, as well as those looking for a quick refresher course.”
Interim Project Lead, Symptom Management
Cancer Care Ontario
“The program provides an excellent foundation to understand salient principles and activities that apply to quality improvement. It also provides useful tools that can be utilized in QI activities in any organization.”
Mental Health Clinician
Collaborative Care Clinic
St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto
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