Quality Improvement Plans
The Excellent Care for All Act, which came into effect in June of 2010 requires hospitals to create and make public annual Quality Improvement Plans (QIP). Every hospital in Ontario is now required to set targets for improving the Safety, Effectiveness, Access and Patient-Centredness of the care it provides.
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, to increase satisfaction and achieve better clinical outcomes.
Our 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 clearly see our targeted areas for improvement and chart our progress. Included in the QIP, Toronto Grace Health Centre’s senior administrative staff has a percentage of their pay linked to achievement of the performance targets that are set out in the QIP.
The QIP is made up of two documents:
1) Part A, C & D: A document that provides a brief overview of our QIP, highlighting our top priorities for the year.
2) Part B: A spreadsheet that includes our improvement targets and initiatives. The spreadsheet includes a core set of indicators that all similar hospitals across the province are working on.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.