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A Quality Debate: Do We Need Discipline or Innovation to Achieve Improvement?

Date: December 31, 2018
Filed under: Quality Forum, QF Plenaries, QF17 Plenaries, Video


At Quips, Quandaries And Comebacks: A Quality Debate, four great speakers debated an important – and contentious – motion related to improving the quality of care in BC’s health system:

Be it resolved that… we need disciplined execution of existing improvements more than innovative approaches to delivering care to achieve the transformation of the health care system.

“FOR” Team

David Galler
Critical Care Physician & Clinical Director, Ko Awatea (New Zealand)

Lynn Stevenson
Associate Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health

“AGAINST” Team

Camille Ciarniello
Corporate Director, Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management, Patient Relations & Infection Prevention and Control, Providence Health Care

Susan Shaw
Critical Care Physician & Chair, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council

Moderator

Steven Lewis
President, Access Consulting Ltd.

The Quality Forum’s annual debate is meant to incite discussion and challenge commonly-held beliefs about a timely health care topic. We have assigned the debate’s speakers to their teams; their positions do not necessarily reflect their personal views on the debate topic, nor those of their respective organizations.