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The

HiQuiPs

Blog

With over 35 posts to choose from, the HiQuiPs Blog is your one-stop-shop for all things Health Informatics, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety. Click on the posts below to start learning today!

 

Health Informatics

Learn about the role that technology and informatics can play in 21st-century healthcare!

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Electronic Health Record Systems and the ED

Part 1 – Introduction

Explore the components of a supportive electronic health record system, and the different ways in which they have evolved 

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Introduction to Virtual Care – General Principles

With virtual care becoming more prominent throughout the pandemic, HiQuiPs is bringing you a new series dissecting virtual care within the healthcare space, and particularly as it relates to the ED. Click below to read the first portion of the series!

Online Tutorial

Introduction to Virtual Care – Virtual Processes

As virtual care continues to permeate through many fields in healthcare, HiQuiPS is bringing you a second blog post in which we delve into the details of processes in virtual care and highlight areas where challenges or complexity may arise

Quality Improvement

From project design to implementation, data collection, analysis and publication, we've got you covered!

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Quality of Care in the ED

Simplified approach to understanding healthcare quality measures and how they apply to the emergency department. 

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Preparation Part 1: General Considerations for a QI Project in the ED

A core summary of the first steps of initiating a quality improvement project: form a team and establish roles, and develop a SMART aim statement for the project

Change

Preparation Part 2: Stakeholder Engagement and Behaviour Change

Understanding how to outline the key stakeholders that are relevant to your quality improvement project, and identifying the elements to behaviour change that may affect your intervention

Patient Safety

Learn about important foundations of patient safety like safety culture, patient handovers, transitions of care, communication, reporting patient safety events, and more!

Special Posts

From the COVID-19 pandemic to human-centred design in healthcare, learn about how modern challenges have changed the quality improvement landscape!

Collaborations

We've teamed up with groups like Choosing Wisely Canada and Health Quality Ontario to highlight some of the important programs happening within and beyond Canadian EDs!

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Ontario ED Return Visit Quality Program Part 1 – Program Overview

Background, rationale and history of Ontario’s ED Return Visit Quality Program

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Ontario ED Return Visit Quality Program Part 2 – A Health Informatics Perspective

The health informatics architecture that supports Ontario’s ED Return Visit Quality Program

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Ontario ED Return Visit Quality Program Part 3 – Program Accomplishments 

 Accomplishments from Ontario’s ED Return Visit Quality Program

Expert's Corner

Get the "inside scoop" from Health Informatics, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety fields. In this section, we talk about the current projects, challenges and successes of experts who advanced the fields of HI/QI/PS initiatives.

Patient Safety

Read about safety culture, patient handovers, transitions of care, communication, patient safety events, and more!

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Patient Safety in the ED Part 1 – Introduction and the Role of the Patient Safety Culture 

The evolution of patient safety paradigms and shifting from a focus on individual errors towards a systems-based approach

Hospital Corridor

Patient Safety in the ED Part 2 – Key Concepts in the Systems-Based Patient Safety Paradigm

Delve deeper into patient safety terminology and concepts that support the systems-based approach

Emergency Rooms

Patient Safety in the ED Part 3 – The Role of Safety Culture in a Patient Safety Program 

The role that ED culture has in supporting (or hindering) patient safety

Special Posts

From the COVID-19 pandemic to human-centred design in healthcare, learn about how modern challenges have changed the quality improvement landscape!

Book Stack

HiQuiPs: Year in Review 

Learning about biomedical and health informatics, examples of them in emergency medicine practice, and their role in the Canadian context

Covid 19

ED Quality Improvement in the time of COVID

Using the QI paradigm during large scale, highly dynamic changes that EDs are facing during this pandemic

Safety Mask

In Situ Simulation and High Reliability Organizations in the time of COVID-19

 Blending QI and simulation to rapidly identify latent safety threats and adapt to changing circumstances

Escape

Dr. Kaveh Shojania – Common QI Pitfalls

Learn about Dr. Shojania's "top 3" pitfalls that teams experience when conducting a QI initiative

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More to come!

More Expert Corner posts coming soon!

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More to come!

More Expert Corner posts coming soon!