Providing the knowledge and tools to effectively participate in and contribute to quality improvement projects within or across health care organizations.

The Program

The IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement provides participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively participate in and contribute to quality improvement projects within or across health care organizations.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of the e-learning module and in-person workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of quality improvement for healthcare
  • Explain a quality improvement aim in accordance with the Model for Improvement
  • Explain the application of measurement in accordance with the Model for Improvement
  • Collaborate with interprofessional team members to contribute effectively on a quality improvement team

Who Should Register?

Individuals who are currently, or interested in, participating in a QI project as a team member including:

  • Clinical (physicians, nurses, other healthcare disciplines)
  • Administrative health professionals (managers, directors and senior leaders) who hold a variety of roles and disciplines across the continuum of care

Focus on Applied Learning

Using an evidence based curriculum and instructional design, the IDEAS Foundations of Quality Improvement Program is comprised of a mandatory three-hour online component completed prior to a one-day in-person workshop.

Mandatory

E-Learning:

Prior to the workshop, program participants will need to complete a 4-part online module. This will provide the foundation for the in-person workshop. Completion of the online modules is a required component of the IDEAS Program and must be completed prior to attendance at the in-class session. A link to IDEAS Campus, the portal through which to complete the online modules, will be provided starting 3-weeks prior to the workshop.

1-Day Workshop:

Please note that the presentation is not recorded. Attendance at the 1-day in-person workshop is mandatory as part of the program.

Partially funded by the MOHLTC, IDEAS is a partnership among six Ontario universities, Health Quality Ontario, ICES and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

"Many of us aspire to help make our organizations be excellent. The IDEAS Introductory QI Program will give you inspiration, learning and the fundamental tools to initiate and drive your organizations excellence. If you aspire to be excellent, this is the workshop for you!"

Jodi Pereira
Director of Community Programs
Heart House Hospice

"The two-day program was very well structured and would be valuable for those new to QI as well as those looking for a quick refresher course."

Wenonah Mahase
Interim Project Lead, Symptom Management
Cancer Care Ontario

"The program provides an excellent foundation to understand salient principles and activities that apply to quality improvement. It also provides useful tools that can be utilized in QI activities in any organization."

Peter Dominic
Mental Health Clinician
Collaborative Care Clinic
St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto