Better, Together: Embedding Quality in Everyday Practice
Type: Keynote Therapeutic: Practice Management
Thursday May 10 8:30am to 9:30am Location: Lecture Hall 1 Credits: 1 Mainpro+
Bringing quality to primary care is a daunting task. But, for the committed family doctors, nurse practitioners and other health care practitioners who provide care to more than 13.5 million people in the province on a daily basis, the magnitude of opportunity to do better is great. At the end of Dr. David Kaplan’s keynote address the attendees will have a shared definition of quality, understand the overall approach to quality improvement, and be inspired to think about practice-level strategies that can be used to create a culture of “quality first” in primary care.
Have a shared definition of quality.
Understand the overall approach to quality improvement.
Be inspired to think about practice-level strategies that can be used to create a culture of “quality first” in primary care.
David Kaplan MD, MSc, CCFP Dr. David M. Kaplan is the Provincial Primary Care Lead at Health Quality Ontario. David received his MD from the University of Toronto in 2001. Prior to his medical training, he completed his graduate training in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Joint Centre for Bioethics in the Faculty of Medicine. After finishing his residency in Family & Community Medicine at North York General Hospital (NYGH), he joined the staff of the Department of Family & Community Medicine. He is an Associate Professor and a member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics. David teaches in the pre-clerkship, clerkship and post-graduate programs. In 2013, he was awarded the inaugural Integrated Medical Education Award from the Faculty of Medicine in 2013. He was also award the 2013 Innovation Award from the Society of Graduates of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in recognition of his significant contribution to the fields of health policy and health management. From 2005-2013, David served as Chair of the Research Ethics Board at NYGH. He was Family Physician-in-Chief (Interim) and Medical Program Director at NYGH from 2006-2008. From 2010-2016, David held primary care leadership positions in the Central Local Health Integration Network.