Governing, facilitating and evaluating collaborative health system improvement (e-session, DeGroote School of Business)

  • Dates: 13 – 13 Mar, 2013
  • Location: Hamilton, ON, CANADA
  • Address: DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Jennifer Verma (CFHI)
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E-session: 1 - 2 pm ET

Audience: Graduate program in Global Health Program, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Presenter: Jennifer Verma, Director, Collaboration for Innovation and Improvement, CFHI


The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement supports healthcare improvement collaborations with health system leaders across regions, provinces and territories. Working collaboratively, healthcare organizations improve their ability to analyze the issues they face and develop the processes, tools, learning systems and leadership they need to create and implement evidence-driven solutions. This interactive session features case studies from Atlantic Canada and the Northwest Territories, illustrating innovative, team-based approaches to driving systems improvement, with robust evaluation and performance measurement built in.


  • Explore how healthcare leaders are collaborating to develop, share, implement and sustain evidence-informed and systems solutions, with particular emphasis on patient involvement and chronic disease management strategies in the Canadian context
  • Identify strategies for enhancing a collaborative approach for systems improvement, for example, through jointly identifying health priorities; introducing integrated evaluation and monitoring plans; and formalizing in-person and e-communication learning and sharing strategies
  • Identify common lessons from across cases for driving effective and sustainable systems improvements at scale and pace through a team-based, collaborative model that aims to develop local capacity for improvement