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Quality and Innovation

Our program exists to make primary care in Canada — and the world — even better than it is.

About the QI Program

The QI Program was created with a focus on improving the health outcomes and patient experience for those we serve while maintaining costs and ensuring provider wellness.

COVID-19 Community of Practice

We have all had to change the way we work in response to COVID-19. Keeping up with new guidance, responding to the changing environment, and navigating uncertainty has become the new normal. The COVID-19 Community of Practice is a space for family physicians across Ontario to connect and learn from each other. 

QI Courses

The DFCM Quality and Innovation Program has led the way nationally in developing quality improvement curriculum for family medicine residents. We also have a QI curriculum for faculty members and teachers, as well as for primary care clinicians. A series of self-learning e-modules form the foundation of our QI curriculum, and we are pleased to offer free access for anyone interested in improving quality in primary care.

Practical Tools for Practices to Improve Quality

Our Quality & Innovation Program has compiled a number of resources to support residents, faculty and primary care professionals to improve quality in practice, including guidance for publishing projects and findings, as well as opportunities to gain knowledge and skill through professional development.

Learning Health Systems

In a learning health system, patients get higher quality, safer, more efficient care, and health care delivery organizations become better places to work.
Sep 12, 2023
We are pleased to recognize our faculty, staff, and learners for their hard work and successes in clinical care, education, research, leadership, and administration over the past year. Congratulations to all of the 2023 award winners!
Aug 1, 2023
Dr. Westfall reflects on 25 years of building deep and meaningful connections with clinicians, patients and communities through practice-based research, and how DFCM can serve as a resource to help the department and the broader community thrive.
Oct 19, 2022
Since April 2020, the COVID-19 Community of Practice (CoP) has helped primary care providers navigate the uncertainties of COVID-19. Recently, the CoP celebrated its 50th session, with almost 900 family doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers tuning in from across Ontario and beyond.