FMF workshop – Nov 2011

Did you attend our workshop at Family Medicine Forum in Montreal in November? Were you one of the 25 people who participated? Let us know what you thought about it.

Linda and I gave an overview of the Quality Book of Tools (QBT), discussed the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), talked about the challenges in “getting started” with quality in your family practice and used two indicators (improving access to appointments and tracking results, reports and immunizations) as examples of how to use the book. Let us know if you have had a chance to use the indicators. If you did not attend, you can view our slides if you contact me. Please let me know any thoughts about our workshop.

We also had a poster at the FMF about using our new website. Many people shared ideas about their quality initiatives in their practices with us. Let us know if you have any ideas and wish to share suggestions about your quality initiatives and also about our website.

Looking forward to hearing your stories about your quality experiences,


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