The North East LHIN is conducting an assessment of the current status of quality improvement (QI) capacity across the North East region. The purpose of this short survey is to evaluate the existing state of QI resources and capacity in your organization. Findings from this effort will inform initiatives to support stronger regional partnerships and improve quality of care for all Northerners.

This voluntary survey requires five minutes and should be completed electronically by the individual in your organization most responsible for QI. For any questions, please contact Jenn Osesky, Quality Lead at the North East LHIN at jenn.osesky@lhins.on.ca. We greatly appreciate your participation and value your insight.

Please answer the following questions:

1. What sector does your organization operate in? Please select all that apply.

2. What community does your organization operate in? Do you operate in multiple sites? If so, please list all sites.

3. Does your organization have dedicated QI support staff?

4. If you answered yes to the above question, how many dedicated Full Time Equivalents (Resources) are currently assigned to QI?

5. What is the approximate number of staff that work at your organization?

6. Which of Health Quality Ontario’s dimensions of quality have been identified as current priorities in your organization? Please select all that apply.

7. Please identify the barriers your organization currently faces in implementing QI strategies. Please select all that apply.

8. Please identify what you consider the most significant enabler to quality improvement.

9. Does your organization have data systems that enable measurement of quality and facilitate QI projects (e.g., information systems, databases, spreadsheets, etc.)?

10. If you answered yes to the above question, which key data elements does your organization currently collect and/or monitor? Please select all that apply.

11. On which tools, models, and/or methods are staff trained at your organization? Please select all that apply and indicate the type of user (0=N/A, 1=beginner, 2=novice, 3=expert).

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IDEAS (Advanced or Foundations) - Health Quality Ontario
Triple Aim - Institute for Health Care Improvement
Model Improvement - Institute for Health Care Improvement
National Association for Health Care Quality
Quality Implementation Framework
Lean
Six Sigma
DMAIC/DMADV
Total Quality Management
Value Innovation
Design for Success
Other (please specify below)

12. What percentage of your total staff would you estimate have previous training in QI tools or models?

13. On which tools/practices would you be interested in receiving training? Please select all that apply.

14. Please identify topics of recent QI initiatives in your organization. Please select all that apply.

15. Are you willing to share your experiences and/or successes of your recent QI initiatives?

16. Would your organization be willing to provide guidance or support to organizations without well-established QI processes?

17. May we connect?

  Yes Not at this time
You to others:
You to QI resources:
You to us:

18. If you answered yes to the above question, please provide your contact information below.

19. Is there any additional feedback that you would like to provide?

Thank you for completing the survey. Your time is appreciated. Results will be summarized and highlighted in an upcoming issue of the North East Quality Matters Newsletter and on the Quality page available at http://www.nelhin.on.ca/quality.aspx

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