Strong Foundations, New Collaborations: Partnering with Health Quality Ontario

ARTIC Special Event

CAHO hosted a successful full-day event celebrating the ARTIC Program on March 3, 2014 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. This event, “Strong Foundations, New Collaborations,” profiled the CAHO community as innovators and leaders with a commitment to improve Ontario’s health care system. The common themes presented were: adopting research into practice requires partnership, collaboration and change management; and this is purposeful work that requires infrastructure, support and accountability.

This event underscored ARTIC’s tremendous potential to spread across the province with the help of valued partners including The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC); Susan Fitzpatrick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Negotiations and Accountability Management Division, MOHLTC; and Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and CEO, Health Quality Ontario (HQO).

Along these lines, CAHO and HQO are working together to continue the ARTIC Program’s evolution as a platform for moving evidence into action. Tepper said at the special event, “The opportunity of HQO to work together with CAHO is huge; specifically the opportunity to move this more broadly into the system is incredibly exciting.”

To read the related Catalyst article covering the special event, go here: http://bit.ly/1f3j6t3.