FOCUS On ED Update – September 2018

New data is available on our FOCUS on Emergency Departments website. The update includes first quarter (April, May and June) data from 2018-19. Visit FOCUS on ED to see the most recent data: www.focus.hqca.ca FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE The Foster

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Can you really improve quality and reduce cost?

Ben Higgins, Lead, Health System Analytics From my place in the world, it seems that any change to improve the quality of healthcare is going to increase cost. Can you help me understand how improvements can maintain, or better yet, lower the

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6th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience

Drive clinical outcomes, meaningfully partner with your patients, and transform your care. HQCA is proud to partner with the 6th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience, taking place in Toronto on September 24th-25th, 2018. PXForum18

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Protecting civility in healthcare

Andrew Neuner, Chief Executive Officer, HQCA I recently posted a piece about the ideal conditions to pursue improved healthcare quality, which included ‘protecting civility’ as one of those essential conditions. Civility describes an

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FOCUS on Healthcare

FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE The FOCUS on Healthcare initiative is a new dynamic online reporting tool developed by the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA). Displayed via a website, the tool will allow users to navigate data through user-friendly,

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In pursuit of quality, let’s be more like geese

Andrew Neuner, Chief Executive Officer, HQCA In reading Dr. Greg Powell’s recent Quality Matters piece; Quality, cost and continuity – A reflection on Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story, I whole-heartedly agree that when we

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Healthcare basics for Albertans now available

Together with patients, families, citizens and healthcare providers, Alberta Health Services is launching the first in a series of topics for Albertans to understand the healthcare landscape. Healthcare 101 is an online information series

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FOCUS on Emergency Departments – Q4 data

We’ve updated all the charts on the HQCA’s FOCUS on Emergency Departments website with new data. The time period for the new data is the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 fiscal year (January, February, March). FOCUS on Emergency Departments

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