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July 30, 2015

Learning opportunity for physician quality improvement leaders

The Health Quality Council (HQC), in partnership with the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA), is once again sponsoring physicians from this province to learn about the science of quality improvement from a health system widely regarded as a world leader in delivering high-quality, lower-cost care.

The two provincial agencies are inviting nominations for four Saskatchewan doctors who are leaders in quality improvement to attend the miniAdvanced Training Program (miniATP) at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah during the Winter 2016 session (January 2016 – April 2016).  This course consists of nine days of classroom instruction distributed over four on-site sessions in Salt Lake City, Utah. Participants must also have a quality improvement project, sponsored by their employer/home organization, which they will work on during  the four months of the course.

The aim is to develop sufficient capacity within the province’s physician community to help HQC integrate key features from the Intermountain program into a Saskatchewan training and learning system that complements and builds on the current Lean-based programs.

Gary Teare, HQC’s CEO, describes Intermountain as the “complete package.”

“More than any other health system, they have integrated the design of care – in other words, what care is best for each patient population – with process improvement, which looks at how care should be delivered,” says Teare.

Nomination deadline is 5 PM, September 2, 2015.

Click here for more information about this learning opportunity Mini-Advanced Training Program Nomination Form.