Quality improvement is an ongoing priority that helps us continually find new and better ways of doing things so that we can enhance care for patients, increase satisfaction and achieve even better clinical outcomes.
Our Quality Improvement Plan, or QIP, is one tool that we are using to help us document and review our current performance in a variety of areas. With this plan, we will be able to very clearly see our targeted areas for improvement and chart our progress.
In June 2010, the Ontario Government passed the Excellent Care for All Act. This legislation will help support hospitals to further improve the quality and safety of care they provide for members of our community.
One of the ways that the Excellent Care for All Act is helping hospitals meet our community’s expectations regarding quality, patient safety and accountability is through the public reporting of QIPs. Our QIP is a meaningful way for Bluewater Health to clearly articulate our accountability to our community, patients and staff. Our QIP is focused on creating a positive patient experience and delivering high quality healthcare.
Our QIP is made up of two parts:
- A document that provides a brief overview of our quality improvement plan, highlighting and listing our hospital’s top priorities for the year.
- A spreadsheet that includes our improvement targets and initiatives.
Health Quality Ontario has requested that all hospitals report on a series of seven specific indicators to support province-wide comparisons.The QIP is only one of the ways we are working to improve our patients’ experiences. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, or select the link for the answers to some frequently asked questions about our QIP.Select the link to view Bluewater Health's 2016/2017 Quality Improvement Plan.