Physician Led Quality Improvement

Physician Led Quality Improvement in Partnership with SSC

The first Cohort of Physicians has been selected. For the full list of funded physician-led projects please click here.

The VCH and PHC Physician-Led Quality Improvement initiative is a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, and the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) designed to address gaps in quality structures relating to physician participating in QI activities.  These include funding, helping to build physician quality improvement (QI) expertise and leadership skills, and ensuring they have adequate technical supports.  To learn more about the Physician Led Quality Improvement Initiative please click here.

Check out this short video featuring Dr. Vinay Dhingra, physician chair of the initiative.

Four Key Components of Physician-Led Quality Improvement

At VCH and PHC, the following components are being implemented to support physicians in their quality improvement (QI) efforts and to strengthen the culture within our physician community.

  1. Funding – for projects, training and sessionals
  2. Technical Support – including data analysts and QI advisors
  3. Quality Improvement Physician Advisors – offering mentoring and coaching
  4. Steering Committee – provides oversight

How you can get involved

Physicians from VCH and PHC can sign up for an upcoming Physician Led QI training session to learn more about QI, begin developing a network of fellow QI champions and support staff, and begin working on their own QI projects. For more information please contact Amy Chang

Upcoming dates for the 1-day Quality Improvement training:

Tuesday June 12, 2018 (0800 to 1600 hrs)
Thursday August 23, 2018 (0800 to 1600 hrs)
Tuesday November 27, 2018 (0800 to 1600 hrs)

Intake is now closed for our 2nd cohort of Physician Quality Improvement Leaders.  Please check back January 2019 for information on intake for cohort 3.

Related Links:

Cohort #1 – List of Physicians and their projects

Specialist Services Committee –