Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Domain Knowledge

At IHPME, the area of Quality Improvement & Patient Safety is focused on sustaining change, quality improvement science, quality improvement methods and on current topics including healthcare quality such as population health, healthcare costs, risk management and patient outcomes and experience.

Current Research Interests and Affiliations

The Canadian Adverse Events Study (2004), coauthored by IHPME researcher Ross Baker, has fundamentally shaped the patient safety agenda in Canadian health care. IHPME is a leader in research and knowledge translation on issues of quality of care and patient safety, including adverse events in hospitals and long term care, effective measurement of patient safety and governance for quality and safety.

IHPME is affiliated with the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS)

Research interests for faculty and students revolve around internationally relevant quality and patient safety themes:

  • Quality challenges and solutions
  • Innovative change ideas
  • Stakeholder engagement and outreach
  • Communities of practice
  • Sustainability and spread ideas
  • Using data for improvement
  • Engaging patients in generating solution

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