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"Quality is everybody's responsibility"

- W. Edwards Deming, a founding father of quality improvement

 
 
 Dr. Iris Gorfinkel, MD, advocates for improving Canada's EMR systems, authoring several articles and petitioning for patient accessibility to personal records.

Dr. Iris Gorfinkel, MD, advocates for improving Canada's EMR systems, authoring several articles and petitioning for patient accessibility to personal records.

Petition mandating patient portal accessibility

We are legally entitled to our medical records but are faced with delays caused by having to sign forms and then waiting for our family physicians to forward vital medical information. Every healthcare professional has encountered this issue in their career. From health forms and immunization records to the personal management of one’s own health.

Mandating patient portals of access to electronic medical records in family practices would allow  24/7 access to health information, engaging and empowering patients in their own care. Canadians can make a difference today and contribute to changing and improving the healthcare system by simply signing Dr. Iris Gorfinkel’s petition below! Share this with your friends and colleagues.


Quips conference 2018

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The UofT Institute for Healthcare Improvement proudly presents our 8th annual QuIPS Conference! Join us on June 8th & 9th for a 2-day conference with innovative keynote speakers on Quality Improvement and interactive workshops on technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship in healthcare.

Additionally, we have an exciting giveaway! For a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Dr. Eric Topol's book on the future of medicine - "The Patient Will See You Now” - simply register for our QuIPS Conference before May 20th.

For more information and registration, click on the button below.


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The UofT Institute for Healthcare Improvement is having an exciting GIVEAWAY! For a chance to win 1 of 3 of Dr. Eric Topol’s innovative book on the future of medicine - “The Patient Will See You Now” - simply register for our 8th annual QuIPS Conference before May 20th.

Early registrants will be announced closer to the Conference date.
Tickets are limited, so hurry and get yours!


Abstract Submissions - 2018 QuIPS Conference

The U of T IHI is announcing a call for abstracts. Apply now and submit your research projects related to quality improvement and patient safety for an exciting opportunity to present your research at our annual QuIPS Conference in June! You will be rewarded with the potential to network with prestigious healthcare professionals and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement may formally recognize your work.

Submit your abstracts by April 27, 2018!

For more details, see the Application form.

Contact us at utihi.abstracts@gmail.com or visit About Us for additional inquiries.

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IHI Quick Course Competition Deadline

UT IHI is holding a one-time only contest to be featured on our website as well as to be entered for the chance to win a spot at the highly coveted IHI Quick Course, valued at USD $500!! This one-day Quality Improvement workshop will be held on April 10th, 2018 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

To enter, all you have to do is post a photo to our page, holding an 8x11 white stock paper answering the following question: "What is one improvement you would like to see in the Canadian healthcare system?"
Caption your photo with your answer as well, tag us, and use the hashtag #UTIHI for your chance to win!

The IHI Quick Course Back to Basics: Building Essential QI Skills is a one-day workshop that will provide a jump start for those who are new to quality improvement, and a refresher for those who are feeling stalled in their improvement efforts. Built around the Model for Improvement, this course will demonstrate how to link the three questions related to aim, measurement, and change concepts to the sequence for success.

Visit our Facebook page or IHI website to find learn more.


Drug cost transparency petition

Another year passes by, yet drug cost transparency still remains an issue in Canada. Do you know how much does your prescription costs? What about other affordable alternatives? Sign this petition to support the next step in advancing clarity between medical professionals and patients.

To find out more, visit the links below:

1. A recent interview / article from the CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/drug-cost-surprises-1.4454803

2. An interview article from the CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/hereandnow/doctors-medication-cost-1.4195378

3. A recent interview by John Oakely on Talk Radio AM:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/corus-entertainment/am640-the-john-oakley-show/e/52627709

Not convinced? Have a quick read on this article, as Dr. Iris Gorfinkel and Joel Lexchin address these issues: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/189/50/E1541

  "Doctors have a moral responsibility and patients have the right to know what drug-care options they have, less expensive can be just as valuable.”                               – Dr. Iris Gorfinkel.  Dr. Iris Gorfinkel, a Toronto-based family physician, started this petition urging the government to add drug price information to existing electronic records systems. The Ontario Medical Association officially endorsed her proposal back in November.

"Doctors have a moral responsibility and patients have the right to know what drug-care options they have, less expensive can be just as valuable.”  

                          – Dr. Iris Gorfinkel.

Dr. Iris Gorfinkel, a Toronto-based family physician, started this petition urging the government to add drug price information to existing electronic records systems. The Ontario Medical Association officially endorsed her proposal back in November.