Quality Improvement (QI) Resources

Department of Psychiatry's Quality, Innovation, and Safety Hub

We are pleased to introduce the Department of Psychiatry's Quality, Innovation, and Safety hub.  As one of the Integration goals outlined in the 2020-26 Strategic Plan, this hub will be the new academic home for quality improvement and patient safety scholars, collaborators, and trainees. Drs. Andrea Waddell (CAMH) and Tara Burra (Sinai Health) are the inaugural co-leaders of this initiative.  As scholars and educators in quality improvement and patient safety, Drs. Waddell and Burra will support our faculty to increase the quality and quantity of quality improvement and patient safety academic work in the Department of Psychiatry.  Over the coming year, you will be asked for your input into the development of the hub through a range of surveys and meetings.  Please provide feedback and reach out to Drs. Burra and Waddell with any questions or ideas (tara.burra@sinaihealth.ca; andrea.waddell@camh.ca).

Timely Transitions – Individual Practice Quality Improvement in Psychiatry

This video illustrates Individual Practice Quality Improvement in outpatient psychiatry, working through an example of improving the timeliness of documentation to promote safe transitions in care.

The video was created by Drs. Tara Burra, Jared Peck and Andrea Waddell. TAK Media did the production. The funding was provided by a U of T Department of Psychiatry Education Innovation Grant.

Recommended QI resources

  1. U of T QI Resources
  2. AAMC ae4Q Resources