Foundations of Quality Improvement
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.
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