SASKATOON, SK, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Increasing the involvement of
patients and families. Reducing surgical wait lists. Managing with
Lean. Making health care safer. Eliminating waits in Emergency.
Much is being done to improve the quality of health care in
Saskatchewan. On May 6th and 7th, more than 500 leaders, providers, and patients from around the
province will gather in Saskatoon for the 2014 Health Care Quality
Summit, to celebrate achievements, share lessons learned, and discuss
the work that lies ahead.
This year's event features an exciting lineup that includes
internationally recognized keynote speakers, panel presentations,
Saskatchewan stories, a patient panel, a public forum, and awards for
teams and individuals.
Can we be both Lean AND creative? The Virginia Mason experience: Paul
Plsek (Keynote) Through powerful stories and concrete examples, Plsek will share how
Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Centre has created a culture of
innovation, providing tools for everyone to think differently about
their work and radically transform the care and services they provide.
What did I learn from a patient today? Leslie Thompson, CEO of Kingston General Hospital, ON (Keynote) At Kingston General, patients and families are fully engaged in planning
and decision-making about care and service. Thompson will discuss what
patient-centred leadership truly looks like and what it takes to make
patient- and family-centred care part of the fabric of an organization.
Dying for patient- and family-centred care (Patient Panel): Hear the stories of a patient, family member, and physician, who will
share their perspectives on the barriers to, and the benefits of,
working in partnership with each other.
What the Kaizen? (Panel Presentation): Leaders from across the province will share their stories and insights
on how the lean journey, to date, has affected their perspectives,
their work, and their relationships.
Patients as Partners: Can You Imagine? (Public Forum): What does being "Patient First" really mean? What would be different in
our health system as a result of being "Patient First"? What is your
wish list of things that should be done tomorrow, next year, and for
the next generation? Citizens will share their answers; a panel of
health system leaders will respond to those ideas.
To see the complete agenda, go to http://qualitysummit.ca/agenda/ or download the app called Health Care Quality Summit.
SOURCE: Health Quality Council - Saskatchewan
For further information:
Greg Basky 306-668-8814 (office)/ 306-370-9446 (mobile) email@example.com
Sheila Ragush 306-668-8810 ext 113 / 306-370-2543 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org