Measurement and Quality Improvement

Telling our Story: External Presentations on Measurement and Quality Improvement

People across Ontario and North America are keen to learn about the ground-breaking advances AFHTO members are making to meaningfully measure and improve primary care. Presentations are listed by theme below, with brief descriptions.

Presentations on AFHTO members’ approach to the Starfield Principles
Presentations on approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patients
Presentations on optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvement
Presentations on moving beyond measurement to improvement
List of upcoming presentations
List of past presentations

Presentations on AFHTO members’ approach to the Starfield Principles:

Presentations on approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patients:

Presentations on optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvement:

Presentations on moving beyond measurement to improvement:

  • Ontario’s primary care teams are moving beyond measurement to improvement This poster described patters of improvement observed over the first five iterations of D2D. “Increasers” began below average in the first iteration but were among the highest overall performers by the most recent iterations. “Decreasers” began among the highest performers but became the worst performance in the most recent iterations. Differences in characteristics between these groups are being examined and will be shared in the poster.

List of upcoming presentations

TopicTitleConferenceLocationFormatDate
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvement Putting your EMR to Work for you: how Expert-built Tools can help you Improve Patient CareOntarioMD: Every Step Conference Toronto, ONOral2017-09 - 28
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvement Measuring EMR Data Quality Improves Care as well as Quality and use of EMR Data Health Quality TransformationsToronto, ONPoster2017-10-24
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsBuilding patient perspectives into the "hard data" of primary care performance measurement North American Primary Care Research GroupMontreal, QCOral2017-11-17
Moving Beyond Measurement to ImprovementOntario's primary care teams are moving beyond measurement to improvement North American Primary Care Research GroupMontreal, QCPoster2017-11-17
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsAre we REALLY measuring what matters most to patients? Validating the patient-contentedness of Ontario's composite measure of quality in primary care North American Primary Care Research GroupMontreal, QCPoster2017-11-17
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsA composite measure of Primary Care quality that incorporates patient perspectives is feasible. Now, how reliable is it?North American Primary Care Research GroupMontreal, QCPoster2017-11-17
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsMaking Sense of Measures of Success in Primary Care ProgramsInstitute for Healthcare Improvement Orlando, FLOral2017-12-10

List of past presentations

TopicTitleConferenceLocationFormatDate
Moving Beyond Measurement to Improvement Ontario's primary care teams are moving beyond measurement to improvement North American Primary Care Research Group - Practice-Based Research NetworkBethesda, MDPoster2017-06-22
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvement Improving primary care management of depression: buddy up, start where you can, learn and then take the next step together North American Primary Care Research Group - Practice-Based Research NetworkBethesda, MDOral2017-06-22
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsScaling up QI support in Ontario's primary care sector: co-design a stepped-wedge clinical trialNorth American Primary Care Research Group - Practice-Based Research NetworkBethesda, MDOral2017-06-22
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patients Primary Care in Ontario: Driving Data to Decisions (with Paul Faguy of Oakmed FHT)National Health Leadership ConferenceVancouver, BCOral2017-06-12
optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvement Data stewardship and primary & community care transformation partnerships (with Darren Larson of Ontario MD and Gail Dobell of HQO)e-Health Annual Conference and Trade ShowToronto, ONOral2017-06-04
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvementMeasuring EMR Data Quality Improves Care as well as Quality and Use of EMR DataTrillium Primary Care Research DayToronto, ONPoster2017-05-31
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsMeasuring Quality According to What Matters to PatientsTrillium Primary Care Research DayToronto, ONOral2017-05-31
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsMaking sense of measures of success in primary care programs.Trillium Primary Care Research DayToronto, ONOral2017-05-31
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvementStart here, start now: Cross-Sectoral Partnership in Improving Depression Management in Primary CareTrillium Primary Care Research DayToronto, ONOral2017-05-31
AFHTO Members' Approach to the Starfield PrinciplesDemonstration of Starfield's observations about relationhip between primary care quality and health system cost at the level of primary care teams in OntarioCanadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) 2017 ConferenceToronto, ONOral2017-05-24
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvementEvidence of improving EMR data quality in primary care teamsCanadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) 2017 ConferenceToronto, ONPoster2017-05-24
AFHTO Members' Approach to the Starfield PrinciplesCentre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) 2017 Health Policy ConferenceVancouver, BCOral2017-03-09
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvementReduce, reuse, recycle: Digging for gold in EMR dataOCFP 545th Annual Scientific AssemblyToronto, ONOral2016-11-24
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsDeveloping a more meaningful way to measure performance in primary care: the impact of getting startedNAPCRG 2016 Annual MeetingColorado Springs, COPoster2016-11-12
AFHTO Members' Approach to the Starfield PrinciplesOntario data support Starfield’s theory on primary care quality and costNAPCRG 2016 Annual MeetingColorado Springs, COOral2016-11-12
AFHTO Members' Approach to the Starfield PrinciplesOntario data support Starfield’s theory on primary care quality and costCCFP Family Medicine ForumVancouver, BCOral2016-11-09
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsBuilding a Mosaic: Using locally-gathered data to develop a province-wide program planning toolHQO Health Quality Transformation: Quality Matters 2016Toronto, ONPoster2016-10-20
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvementMoving the needle on diabetes careHQO Health Quality Transformation: Quality Matters 2016Toronto, ONOral2016-10-20
AFHTO Members' Approach to the Starfield PrinciplesMaking composite measures of primary care useful for front-line providersNAPCRG Practice-Based Presearch Network ConferenceBethesda, MDOral2016-07-11
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsImpact of a ground-up voluntary performance measurement initiative on the use of data for QI in primary careNAPCRG Practice-Based Presearch Network ConferenceBethesda, MDOral2016-07-11
AFHTO Members' Approach to the Starfield PrinciplesOntario data support Starfield’s theory on primary care quality and costTrillium Primary Care Research DayToronto, ONOral2016-06-01
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsWhat do interprofessional healthcare providers need and want to get better at what they do?Trillium Primary Care Research DayToronto, ONOral2016-06-01
Optimizing the use of EMRs for quality improvementFeasibility and impact of using EMR to trigger automated patient experience surveyingTrillium Primary Care Research DayToronto, ONOral2016-06-01
Approaching measurement that is meaningful to providers and patientsGetting started with involving patients in improving qualityTrillium Primary Care Research DayToronto, ONOral2016-06-01