Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Save the Date: Health Care Quality Summit 2012 / Inscrivez sur votre agenda la date du Sommet 2012 sur la qualité des soins de santé

(Ce programme n’est pas disponible en français.)

Save the Date!  Tuesday, April 17 & Wednesday, April 18
TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Learn. Lead. Transform.

Join health care leaders, administrators, front-line and community based care providers, to learn how to create safer, more efficient, and patient- and family-centred health care services.

650 people attended the inaugural Health Care Quality Summit held in Regina last April.  The 2012 Health Care Quality Summit will feature Jim Easton, National Director for Improvement and Efficiency for the UK’s National Health Service; and Liz Crocker, author, teacher, health care advocate, and Vice-Chair of the Institute of Patient and Family Centered Care. In addition to keynote presentations, the Summit will offer panel discussions and stories of local Quality Improvement initiatives.

Call for Presentations
Are you a quality improvement champion?  Share your story and inspire others to make care better and safer for patients!  If you have helped design or redesign a health care service or process your story could help teach and motivate others to make or lead change in their own care area.

The Health Care Quality Summit 2012 is looking for presenters to share their strategies, successes, and challenges in:
  • Implementing a patient- and family-centred approach to health care;
  • Improving access, coordination or care delivery within a Primary Health Care setting;
  • Improving care for underserved populations; or
  • Engaging students, patients, and providers in change
Visit to submit your proposal. The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2012.

Green Ribbon Awards: Call for Entries

SAHO’s Green Ribbon Awards recognize SAHO member organizations that have designed or redesigned a process to improve health service delivery, create more effective and efficient behind-the-scenes processes, or achieve better outcomes for population health.  This awards program is designed to nurture and recognize initiatives that incorporate system-wide quality improvement, excellence and innovation.

SAHO is accepting submissions for the 2012 Green Ribbon Awards. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at TCU Place as part of the Health Care Quality Summit. Visit to apply. The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2012.

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