On June 10 and 11, 2019, Accreditation Canada (AC) and Health Standards Organization (HSO) will be at the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) in Toronto, Ont.

This conference is the largest gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada, also bringing together delegates from government, educational and research organizations, professional associations, consulting firms and more.

This year, AC and HSO will be playing an active role and taking advantage of everything this conference has to offer. Are you attending NHLC? Discover how you can interact with us!

Monday, June 10, 2019:
10:45-11:45 AM – Virtual Health: Impossible Without Patients – Panel Perspectives from a Patient, a Provider and a Health Sciences Specialist:
Attend an HSO panel on Virtual Health. In this panel, HSO Program Manager Amy Pack with HSO Technology-Enabled Health Committee members Dr. Laura Lee Copeland and Patient Expert Mathieu Jackson will discuss how patient engagement in the design and delivery of virtual health services is critical to success. Learn more.

1:30-3:00 PM – Circles of Change Workshop – Bringing Indigenous-Inspired Co-Design to Your Organization:
AC’s Executive Director Asmita Gillani will introduce a workshop about new, continuous accreditation models.

Hear from Scott Livingstone, CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), who recently redesigned its previous linear accreditation model to one based on the Circle of Life. Other speakers include Andre Letendre, SHA Cultural Advisor, and two SHA Patient Advisors. Learn more.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
7:15-8:15 AM – CEO BREAKFAST PANEL – Integrated People-Centred Systems: Possibilities and Pipe Dreams:
Join HSO and AC CEO Leslee Thompson and HSO Patient Leader Hélène Campbell as they discuss the challenges, lessons-learned, and complexities involved with co-designing integrated, people-centred health systems.

Panelists include Janet Knox, President and CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Scott Livingstone, CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Dr. François Belanger, Vice-President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer of Alberta Health Services. Learn more and register here.

Noon-1:30 PM – Award Luncheon (for AC Surveyors)
If you are a surveyor who is attending NHLC, you are invited to join us during the Award luncheon. We will have reserved tables for our Accreditation Canada surveyors.

We look forward to connecting with you and celebrating your commitment to helping to evaluate and recognize patient safety and quality improvement in organizations who participate in accreditation.

If you have not already, please RSVP by emailing surveyors@accreditation.ca. Thank you and we look forward to connecting with you!

1:45-3:15 PM – Stroke Distinction – Outcomes from a Quality Improvement Framework:
Dr. Louise Clément, Executive Director, Health Education Assessment and Clinical Partnerships at AC and HSO, will speak about AC’s Stroke Distinction program, which includes standards based on the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Guidelines, stroke-specific performance indicators, care protocols and more. Learn more.

1:45-3:15 PM – Leading Practices in Patient Engagement for Improved Patient Safety:
Presented by HSO, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and HealthCareCAN, this panel presentation will showcase teams who have shown leadership in successfully engaging patients and families in measurable patient safety initiatives. Learn more.

Get in touch
If you have any questions about these sessions or events, please get in touch with us! Or, organize to meet with our team at NHLC by emailing NHLC@accreditation.ca. We look forward to connecting with you!