The Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) program is a province wide initiative developed in partnership with Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME,) Health Quality Ontario (HQO), Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the six Ontario universities.
This unique program has brought together a diverse group of professionals across all health sectors in Ontario with the aim of building leadership and skills in quality improvement (QI) to enhance Ontario’s health systems performance.
In the past year, University of Toronto’s CPD has successfully led 5 cohorts of health professionals through a 2-day introductory program. 243 participants have completed the program. 95% of these participants attended voluntarily and 75% them had no formal QI training. After the sessions, participants reported satisfaction in their ability to apply QI skills in practice settings after the session.
The program is currently under review and we look forward to its potential renewal in 2016.