Quality Improvement Programs
Several healthcare quality improvement programs and services exist in Alberta. PCNs and practice teams are encouraged to use these resources to engage in the work of transforming family practices to Patients' Medical Homes.
TOP Clinical Quality Improvement Programs
Our programs offer practice teams evidence-based, practical ways to engage in the work of improving patient care. In alignment with PCN Evolution, our training, resources and supports are intended to help PCNs to build and spread quality improvement capacity amongst their practice teams – i.e. to build the internal muscle for change.
Both evidence and experience have taught us there are key enablers to support practice teams in the day-to-day work of improvement. Our clinical QI programs are designed to give teams the opportunity to develop and apply the following “enablers” while improving clinical care. The foundation (“the internal muscle for change”) built by doing the work can then be used to improve other clinical priorities (including Patient’s Medical Home components like timely access and care coordination).
All our clinical QI programs (listed below) incorporate our panel events and facilitation training | Learn More |
Practice teams interested in engaging in a clinical QI program should speak with their PCN to learn more about local supports available to them (e.g. an Improvement Facilitator). Should you require further support - contact us | email@example.com |
PCNs interested in learning more should contact their TOP Improvement Advisor or email | firstname.lastname@example.org |
ASaP enables practice teams to develop and apply the enablers listed above while improving screening and preventative care through enhanced opportunistic and planned outreach methods (targeting patients who do not present for screening care) | Learn More | Tools & Resources
While the Primary Care Networks Acting Collaboratively on Tobacco (pcnACT) initiative officially concluded in the spring of 2014, TOP still supports this quality improvement work. It is integrated into our improvement facilitator training and tools and resources developed during the initiative are still available | pcnACT 5A Algorithm | pcnACT Key Messages | all tools & resources |
AIM Alberta is a quality improvement initiative that enables healthcare teams to achieve their potential. AIM equips these teams with the tools to identify roadblocks to success and create their own solutions to enhance patient access, efficiency and clinical care. The name AIM comes from the acronym Access Improvement Measures, since the program was designed to focus on enhancing access to, and efficiency of, primary and specialist services as well as the transitions in care between these services. The program fosters the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home framework as a way to optimize the outcomes and experience of patients, satisfaction of providers and more efficient use of health system resources. To do so, AIM provides educational products and services for Primary Care Networks (PCNs), clinical teams and improvement facilitators/advisors to advance their capability to create medical homes.
Learn more | Website | Email |
More Quality Improvement Initiatives
Completed Quality Improvement Initiatives
- Multiple Sclerosis Initiative - Phase I and II (Phase II concluded Spring 2016)
- pcnACT - Primary Care Networks Acting Collaboratively on Tobacco (concluded Spring 2014)
- EPICII - Enhanced Participation in Cancer Screening II (concluded Fall 2013)
- HSiA - Health Screen in ACT10N (concluded Winter 2010)