'Improving Care Search Centre bringing it all to one place'
EDMONTON, May 3 /CNW/ - For the first time, patient safety and quality
improvement information from across Canada and the globe will be
available to patients and healthcare providers in one place.
The Improving Care Search Centre, a publicly available web-based search
centre developed and powered by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute
will provide an easy method for searching information on patient safety
and quality improvement generated by organizations from across the
country and around the world.
"In a meeting with the VP of a busy hospital I asked what is the one
tool we could provide you with that would make access to patient safety
information easier," says Hugh MacLeod, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety
Institute. "Her answer to me was to have access to one website that
would provide all information you need to know about hand hygiene,
medication safety or any other patient safety and quality focus. We
took the idea to heart and have spent the past seven months building
the Improving Care Search Centre." The Improving Care Search Centre
will provide users with a personalized experience and access to patient
safety advisories, alerts, communities, interventions, tools and
resources and provide a direct link to patient safety and quality
focused organizations. This platform will enable the sharing of events,
experiences and learning to prevent patient safety incidents from
"I am impressed with the search centre and what it will provide the
healthcare community," says Isabel Henderson, VP, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Alberta Health Services. "Our staff now have access to the learning that has occurred in
healthcare organizations around the world. This information will help
to support a culture of patient safety and quality."
Information searched on the Improving Care Search Centre is generated by
the Improving Care Alliance which is a group of healthcare
organizations from around the world who believe in knowledge transfer
and information sharing as a pillar of patient safety and quality
Roisian Boland, Chief Executive Officer, The International Society for
Quality in Health Care (ISQua), says "by joining the Improving Care
Alliance, we have the opportunity to share our patient safety and
quality information with users from around the world. The Improving
Care Search Centre will connect the patient safety world in a way it
has never been connected before."
"We see the Improving Care Search Centre as a powerful tool with the
ability to change the way information is shared, searched and gathered
from sources in the Community Care setting," Says Dr. Ben Chan, CEO of
Health Quality Ontario.
The Improving Care Search Centre is being launched on 3 May at
8:30.a.m.MT, 10:30.a.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. CET. For access please visit http://www.gowebcasting.com/2361 www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca.
About Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is a not-for-profit
organization that exists to raise awareness and facilitate
implementation of ideas and best practices to achieve a transformation
in patient safety. Funded by Health Canada, CPSI reflects the desire
to close the gap between the healthcare we have and the healthcare we
SOURCE Canadian Patient Safety Institute
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