Alberta Health Service’s efforts in quality improvement, patient safety and operational best practices are complemented by partner commitments to systematic clinical improvement. The Edmonton Zone clinical department of medicine (AHS and University) has established, as one of its top three governance committees, a “Strategic Clinical Improvement Committee”. Already the SCIC helps to define key performance indicators, quality report formats and many other initiatives. The healthcare enterprise and academe work in close partnership.
One shared initiative involves support for a “Clinical Improvement Collaboratory”; an online integrated environment where clinician innovators can access and share information about improvement projects, learning programs, initiatives, and directories of helpful internet resources. Although the CI Collaboratory is largely fueled by volunteerism, we hope that it will offer a practical gateway to resources and opportunities for some time to come. Interested clinicians and improvement advocates can register for access.
Registration and log-on: clinicalimprovement.ca