Spreading Healthcare Innovations in a Land of Pilot Projects: From Sustainability to Spread and Scale Up

Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) presents a one-day workshop that will help you put into practice what you learn at the 2014 NHLC. The workshop, supported by world-class faculty, will provide participants with knowledge, skills and strategies to spread innovations across institutions, regions, provinces and territories.

For more than 10 years, CFHI has worked with healthcare organizations across Canada to assess, design, implement and spread innovations that improve the efficiency, patient-family centeredness, and coordination of care. Participants will learn about the key drivers to ensuring the successful spread of innovation from health and policy leaders who have successfully moved solutions from local to systems levels.

Recording of free informational webinar call  »  (Held on May 7, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET)




Lisa Schilling imageLisa Schilling, RN, MPH, is National Vice President of Health Care Performance Improvement and Director of the Kaiser Permanente Improvement Institute. She is currently leading the enterprise-wide deployment of a performance improvement and execution system, and managing relationships with external organizations that are performance excellence leaders in quality and safety. Previously she was Director of Clinical Performance at VHA, where she led critical care collaboratives with over 100 organizations focused on improving clinical outcomes and patient safety. She also served as Director of Health Improvement at Fletcher Allen Health Care, and led the surgical critical care service line at Fletcher Allen's Level 1 Trauma Center. Ms. Schilling serves on the editorial board of the Joint Commission Journal for Quality and Patient Safety.

Terrence Sullivan imageTerrence Sullivan, PhD Professor, Department of Health Policy University of Toronto is the independent board chair of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). He also chairs the board of Public Health Ontario (the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion). From 2001 to March 2011 he occupied successively responsible positions at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), the final seven years as President and CEO during which period the entire organization transformed its business model to performance measurement and improvement of cancer services. 

Kaye Phillips imageKaye Phillips, PhD is Senior Director of Evaluation and Performance Improvement at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, bringing ten years of experience in applied research and evaluation to the position. Kaye is responsible for leading the design, implementation and integration of performance measurement and evaluation across CFHI’s programs and for providing support to our collaborative improvement teams as they generate on-going learnings and measurable results. Kaye holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s School of Social and Administrative Pharmacy and is an alumna of the Ontario Training Center in Health Services and Policy Research.

Marie-Schall-125Marie W. Schall, MA, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), directs improvement and innovation projects focused on outpatient-based care and is responsible for IHI programming in this area. In addition, she directs and is senior faculty for IHI's Breakthrough Series College and is also responsible for the ongoing development of IHI's spread methodology and programming. Prior to joining IHI in 1995, Ms. Schall designed and led improvement projects for PRONJ (the New Jersey Quality Improvement Organization) and was Director of Research for the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a non-profit affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association.

Cynthia Sinclair imageCynthia Sinclair, RN, is a registered nurse and currently completing her B.N. She has an Adult Education Certificate from the University of Manitoba and is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is a recent graduate of the Executive Training for Research Application Fellowship Program where her intervention project focused on using data collected with the MDS tool to improve quality care in the PCH sector and to inform decision-making and strategic planning at both the program and facility level. Cynthia has been in a management role for the past 18+ years. After 2 years abroad as a Managing Director of a LTC facility in England, Cynthia returned to Winnipeg and joined the WRHA in 2000 as Manager of Community Nursing Services, and later became the Manager of Centralized Nursing Services, responsible for the Manitoba Ostomy Program, the Manitoba Home Nutrition Program and the Community IV Program. She led a re-design of the IV Program to a new service model. Cynthia is the Manager of Initiatives with the WRHA PCH Program, and is currently on secondment as Director of Care at Fred Douglas Lodge Personal Care Home.


Dr. Lori Mitchell is a Researcher with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Home Care Program. Her primary role is to develop, support, and contribute to research, evaluation and quality improvement activities that assist in evidence based decision-making in the Home Care program. In addition, her work assists quality of care, program performance, and policy development. Prior to joining the WRHA, Dr. Mitchell worked for 11 years in academia conducting gerontological and health services research. Her doctoral training is in Community Health Sciences from the University of Manitoba and graduate training in Gerontology from the University of Waterloo and Simon Fraser University.


Mollie-Cole-107Mollie Cole is an Advance Practice Nurse who has focused most of her 30-year nursing career on the care of older adults, working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in both acute care and in Continuing Care. Since the inception of AHS in 2007, Mollie has worked on provincial teams and is currently the Manager of the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network. In this role, she is one of the key leads for the "Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics" project.


Dennis-Cleaver-107Dennis Cleaver is a seasoned healthcare professional with a diverse skill set gained from 30+ years as a Chief Executive Officer or Vice President or consultant in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. He is currently the Executive Director of the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network in Alberta. In this role, he is one of the key leads for the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics project.