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TCPCN Lunch 'n Learns
Quality Education Workshop
Date: Monday June 14, 2010
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital - 15 Floor Classroom
600 University Avenue
The Toronto Central Palliative Care Network will be holding a Quality Education Workshop on Monday June 14, 2010 from 1:00-3:00PM, the first of a series of Lunch n' Learns held by the Network this year.The purpose of the workshop will be to raise our collective understanding of what is meant by quality and its role and application in hospice palliative care, and how we can develop leadership in this area. The workshop will be given by the Centre for Health Quality Improvement who have been assisting the province in much of the quality and integration work (and connected with the Change Foundation). The session will provide an overview of principles and concepts behind quality, the link that safety has to quality, identify some problem identifying and quality improvement tools, and discuss how to nurture leadership in quality among staff, management and board of directors.
This session is open to the entire network, their staff, board members, partners, and friends.We welcome and encourage all to come!
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Paula Blackstien-Hirsch, BSc (PT), MHSc, MSc
Executive Director, Centre for Healthcare Quality Improvement
Paula is Executive Director for the Centre for Healthcare Quality Improvement at The Change Foundation. The Centre is focused on improving system level healthcare outcomes in Ontario through stakeholder training, integrated into the design and coordination of large system level quality improvement initiatives. Prior to this appointment, she was Director for the Hospital Report Research Collaborative (HRRC), based at the University of Toronto, bringing together six universities and five research institutes to oversee the development of methods and reports on hospital performance in Ontario. In this role she also directed and managed a variety of knowledge transfer and quality improvement initiatives. Paula has held a variety of other positions including three years in hospital management, five years in hospital consulting, and eight years in applied research and quality improvement with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Paula is committed to blending this rich background in performance measurement and quality improvement to accelerate improvements in the delivery of healthcare.
Paula is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bridgepoint Health and participates on numerous other provincial and national committees and panels with mandates related to quality, safety and performance management.
Paula graduated from Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto. Following several years in clinical practice, she earned a Masters degree in Health Administration from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University.
Documents & Handouts
To download a copy of our session flyer (in PDF format), please click here
To download a copy of our session Agenda (in PDF format), please click here
To download a copy of Ms. Paula Blackstein-Hirsch's presentation slides, please click here