Quality Awards 2017
South West LHIN Quality Awards (click for memo link)
The Quality Awards program was first introduced at the South West LHIN 2011 Quality Symposium to recognize organizations that have implemented a sustainable quality improvement initiative to achieve performance excellence.The first award recipients were announced at the 2012 Symposium.
It’s now time to think of award-worthy initiatives in your organization, with this year’s recipients to be announced at the 2017 Quality Symposium on June 1st, in Stratford.
The application deadline is Friday February 24, 2017.
Consistent with previous years, two awards will be distributed in 2017. One award will recognize a small/medium size quality improvement project and the other award will recognize a large scale quality improvement project. (Project classification document)
Small/Medium Quality Improvement Projects
Smaller in scope (address local problems), involve fewer stakeholders and are often carried out within the resources of the participating organizations.
Large Quality Improvement Initiatives
Larger in scope, typically LHIN-wide initiatives with greater complexity, involving multiple stakeholders and are usually funded projects.
To be eligible for an award, the initiative must demonstrate sustainable system change and involve two or more organizations or agencies, at least one of which is LHIN-funded. Cross-continuum collaboration is encouraged.
Quality Improvement Enabling Framework - explanation of elements
QIEF Presentation (YouTube and PowerPoint) further clarification of QIEF elements, Triple Aim and Quality Improvement Methodology.