The Department has promoted efforts to improve healthcare quality for many years now. Based on ideas articulated in a commentary in JAMA by two Department members, we established a new job description, called Clinicians in Quality & Innovation. It has since grown from having just 4 faculty members in 2012 to over 80 faculty members today.
Members of the Department have played key roles in developing many of the training opportunities related to quality improvement at the University of Toronto. Links to these programs appear below, as do links to key organizations and academic units.
Everyone in healthcare really has two jobs when they come to work every day: to do their work and to improve it.
Dr. Paul Batalden, co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston