Now is the Time to Choose Wisely: Advancing Quality Improvement in Primary Care

Wed, January 27, 2021
Zoom Webinar

Hosted by Choosing Wisely Canada & AFHTO

Engaging primary care providers in quality improvement can play an important role in improving practice, enhancing patient experiences, and reducing unnecessary tests and treatments. This is particularly relevant now, as the pandemic has further emphasized the importance of resource stewardship given the urgent care needs and constraints related to COVID-19.  

In this webinar, Dr. Kimberly Wintemute, Primary Co-Lead for Choosing Wisely Canada and Dr. Peter Kuling, Family Physician at Ottawa Hospital Family Health Team, provide insights on how to advance resource stewardship and implementation efforts in primary care using Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations and resources.   

The webinar will:
•    Describe Choosing Wisely Canada as it relates to primary care
•    Identify ways to implement Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations in primary care  
•    Review tools and resources to support implementation of Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations in primary care


Dr. Kimberly Wintemute is one of two Primary Care Co-Leads for Choosing Wisely Canada. She served as Medical Director of North York Family Health Team from 2008-2016. Kimberly works closely with allied health professionals to promote practice to full scope for all providers. She promotes quality improvement activities throughout her team, relying regularly on electronic primary care data as a guide for decision making. She is deeply concerned about environmental sustainability and is a Fellow of the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems within the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Peter Kuling is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa. He works with The Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team (TOHAFHT) where he has served as both Lead Physician and Unit Director. Peter is a strong advocate for Family Medicine as a critical component of health care in both Canada and abroad. He is currently the Chair of the Choosing Wisely Canada Family Medicine Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the Practising Wisely Planning Committee. 


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