The Excellent Care for All Act 2010 and other accountability agreements require all public hospitals, inter-disciplinary primary health care organizations, home and community care (supported by the local health integrated networks), and long-term care homes to create a Quality Improvement Plan every year.
Each organization develops a plan including specific targets and actions that reflect the province’s health care improvement priorities, as well as the quality issues that are locally relevant. Patients are also engaged in the process and their perspectives are key to the development of the Quality Improvement Plan.
Work on a Quality Improvement Plan takes place throughout the year, as teams in organizations across the province implement the change ideas in their plans and track their course to improvement. This process currently involves more than 1,000 organizations in hospitals, home care, primary care and long-term care sectors.
Quality Improvement Plans must be submitted to Health Quality Ontario by April 1 every year.
If you have a question about Quality Improvement Plans, please email QIP@HQOntario.ca.
Click here to access more sector-specific Quality Improvement Plan resources.