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
Education & Training
Members of our department are seen as thought-leaders in the area of patient safety and quality improvement education.
Quality & Innovation Faculty
Department of Medicine was one of the first academic departments in North America to formally recognize the contributions of its faculty members in QI with the Clinician in Quality and Innovation academic position description