Webinar Series: Diving into Overuse in Hospitals

February 07, 2019

​The Ontario Hospital Association, in partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada and Health Quality Ontario, will be hosting a three-part webinar series to support Ontario hospitals that may be looking to start, or advance, their local Choosing Wisely efforts – all part of a global campaign in reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in the hospital setting.

The Diving Into Overuse in Hospitals campaign calls on all hospitals to sign up and implement the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations, to help reduce overuse and advance the implementation of evidence-based care.  The contents of the Starter Kit are designed to help kick-start your hospital’s participation in the global Choosing Wisely movement.

Participating hospitals can start by downloading the Starter Kit​​ and then register to participate in our webinar series. These interactive webinars will give participants an opportunity to ask questions and participate in an emerging community of practice. 

Diving into Overuse in Hospitals: 5 Quick Wins to Get Started​
February 13, 2019
12 – 1 p.m. EST

For this webinar, we will be joined by two hospitals that have demonstrated leadership in implementing the quick wins described in Level 1 of the Starter Kit: St. Michael's Hospital and Trillium Health Partners. 

Participants will learn about the strategies and tactics for implementing Level 1 changes described in the Starter Kit, and how to become a designated Choosing Wisely Canada hospital. 

PRESENTERS:

Dr. Lisa Hicks 

Hematologist, St. Michael's Hospital

Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute 

Choosing Wisely Lead, St. Michael's Hospital

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Michelle Sholzberg

Hematologist, St. Michael's Hospital

Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Medical Director, Coagulation Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Kun-Young Sohn 

Clinical Biochemist, Trillium Health Partners 

Lecturer, University of Toronto

HOST: 

Dr. Dante Morra

Chief of Medical Staff, Trillium Health Partners

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management​




Diving into Overuse in Hospitals: Using Quality Improvement to Drive Change
March 28, 2019
12 - 1 p.m. EST

For this webinar, we will be joined by two hospitals that have experience in implementing Choosing Wisely recommendations using quality improvement (QI) methods and frameworks outlined in Level 2 of the Starter Kit: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Hôpital Montfort. 

Participants will learn about the importance of measurement and other key ingredients for success when working towards the achievements highlighted in Level 2 of the Starter Kit and being designated a Choosing Wisely Canada hospital. 

PRESENTERS:  

Dr. Yulia Lin

Division Head, Transfusion Medicine & Tissue Bank, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Mr. Sébastien Landry

Director of Medical Services, Hôpital Montfort 

HOST:

Dr. Steven Jackson

Chief of Staff, Mackenzie Health




Diving into Overuse in Hospitals: Organizational Leadership & Promoting Culture Change
April 18, 2019
12 - 1 p.m. EST

For this webinar we will be joined by two hospitals taking the ultimate plunge, integrating Choosing Wisely into their hospital's culture and demonstrating transformative leadership, as described in Level 3 of the Starter Kit: North York General Hospital and Bluewater Health. 

Participants will learn about strategies and approaches to achieving organizational buy-in as well as making Choosing Wisely a hospital-wide priority. 

PRESENTERS:

Dr. Renato Pasqualucci

Quality Lead, Erie St Clair Local Health Integration Network

Former Medical Director, Emergency Department, Bluewater Health

Dr. Charles Winegard 

Medical Director, Internal Medicine & Rural Medicine, Bluewater Health 

Chair, Bluewater Health Choosing Wisely Committee 

Adjunct Professor, University of Western Ontario​

Dr. Donna McRitchie

Vice President, North York General Hospital

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Mr. Deepak Sharma 

Director, Health Information Management, Business Intelligence & Patient Flow, North York General Hospital

HOST:

Dr. Andrea Steen

Vice President Medical Affairs, Quality & Chief of Staff, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare




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