BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

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Clinical Improvement

While much of the Council’s work supports various initiatives under the BC Ministry of Health’s Clinical Care Management strategy, it also leads its own clinical improvement initiatives.

NEW: BC’S CLINICAL CARE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE: A CASE STUDY FOR HEALTH SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION

In September 2014, we collaborated with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research to administer a study of the implementation of CCM. Led by InSource Research, the study’s findings will help BC better understand and manage large scale change while improving transformation within the province’s health system moving forward.

You can also download the report here.

The report discusses iniatives like the BC Sepsis Network, which we created in 2012. This network aims to raise awareness of the importance of early identification and treatment of sepsis and make improvements in care throughout the province.

We also led a provincial collaborative that focused on improving care for stroke and TIA patients in emergency departments, delivered impressive accomplishments and is now administered by Stroke Services BC.

And we provide ongoing support to a number of initiatives designed to improving the quality of surgical care (SQAN) including 24 BC-based sites participating in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program; initiatives that focus on surgical teams’ culture, teamwork and communication; implementation of the surgical checklist; and prevention of surgical site infections.

Learn more by clicking on a clinical area or topic to the left.

At a Glance

Key contact

Shari McKeown,
Director, Clinical Improvement
BCPSQC
smckeown@bcpsqc.ca
778.477.4440