OTTAWA, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare
Improvement (CFHI) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leading innovator in
health and health care improvement worldwide. The intent of this
relationship is to tailor healthcare improvement workshops and learning
collaborations developed by IHI to the Canadian healthcare landscape,
strengthening the ability of both organizations to address major health
Recognizing their compatible aims, CFHI and IHI will leverage their
complementary strengths to offer programs that support change
management and healthcare improvement in Canada, the U.S., and beyond.
In addition to customizing existing IHI offerings to Canada, the
organizations will identify opportunities for new, joint educational
Maureen Bisognano, IHI's President and CEO, praises the collaborative
endeavour, stating: "We are looking forward to working closely with our colleagues at the
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, an organization that
shares IHI's commitment to better health and health care for everyone.
Together we are facing a global challenge to improve the quality and
value of health care, and we believe that, in learning and working in
collaboration, we will accelerate progress in each of our countries,
and around the world."
The first initiative between the two organizations centers on adapting
and delivering IHI's improvement workshop Driving Quality, Lowering Costs on October 24-25, 2013, in Ottawa. CFHI is now inviting Canadian
clinicians and finance staff to enroll in the workshop, designed to teach participants how to build efficient
systems and lasting system redesign for ongoing cost and quality work.
Participants will be equipped with the skills to reduce operating
expenses by one percent while improving quality in a 12-month period.
They will further develop frameworks for ongoing cost reduction and
CFHI is also partially funding organizations' participation in the Canadian cohort of IHI's highly-praised Triple Aim Improvement Community, a 10-month program starting in September but with enrolment now taking
place. IHI originated the framework which simultaneously pursues three
care dimensions: better care for individuals, better health for
populations and lower per capita costs.
CFHI will play a key role in tailoring Triple Aim learning strategies to
the Canadian delivery and policy environment. The collaborative
learning community will benefit from joint IHI/CFHI guidance and
coaching to support planning and execution of Triple Aim projects
focused on designated populations and on key health issues across
"This is an unprecedented opportunity for Canadian healthcare leaders,
who will now be able to access IHI's esteemed healthcare training
programs customized to the Canadian environment," says CFHI President Maureen O'Neil. "We are proud to present these unparalleled offerings to Canadian
organizations, helping them acquire skills to improve patient outcomes
and drive cost efficiency."
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to healthcare improvement
and transformation for Canadians and is funded through an agreement
with the Government of Canada. CFHI collaborates with governments,
policy-makers, and health system leaders to convert evidence and
innovative practices into actionable policies, programs, tools and
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide.
For more than 25 years, IHI has partnered with visionaries, leaders,
and front-line practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive
ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. Together, we
build the will for change, seek out innovative models of care, and
spread proven best practices. When it comes to raising the quality of
health for all, IHI sees boundless possibilities, and while we see the
walls in front of us, we will not rest until we reach the other side.
Learn more at ihi.org.
SOURCE: Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
For further information:
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
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