Welcome to the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • Upcoming Introductory QI Workshop: Feb 2, 2017

    Only a few spots remaining.
    Contact us for more information.
  • Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum 2017 will be on October 23rd, 2017!

    QIPSF 2016 was a great success! Click here to view the Breakout Presentations and Poster Abstracts from the day.
  • The Certificate Course Program is now full for 2016-2017

    Please check back for 2017-18 Applications in March 2017
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The Centre made a strategic decision to focus on capacity building through education and training in the methods of quality improvement. Equipping a cadre of individuals from a wide range of clinical settings to develop improvement projects in their own clinical settings (sometimes in partnership with experts for CQuIPS) offered the opportunity for local improvements and academic productivity.

C-QuIPS Research

Core and affiliated members engage in a broad range of research, mostly in the acute care setting, but also focused on improved care coordination and transitions across settings of care. Specific research topics include clinical informatics, medication safety, usability and human factors engineering, fatigue, handoffs between providers, innovative models for teaching the concepts and methods of quality improvement, and improving methods for identifying patient safety problems.

Upcoming Events

City Wide Quality and Safety Rounds

Topic: Bridging the divide between health professions education and quality improvement

Speaker: Dr. Brian Wong, MD, FRCPC

Time: Thurs, Feb 9, 2017 @ 12-1PM

Host Site - 525 University Avenue, Rm 630 
Sites participating via OTN - St Michael’s - Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, The Allan Waters Auditorium; Sunnybrook: Bayview Campus - McLaughlin Auditorium, EG-61

OTN Webcast Link:

Centre Publications

McQuillan RF, Wong BM. The SQUIRE Guidelines: A Scholarly Approach to Quality Improvement. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Dec;8(5):771-772.

Coffey M, Espin S, Hahmann T, Clairman H, Lo L, Friedman JN, Matlow A. Parent Preferences for Medical Error Disclosure: A Qualitative Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Dec 22.

Leis JA, Shojania KG. A primer on PDSA: executing plan-do-study-act cycles in practice, not just in name. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Dec 16.

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