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Safety in Canadian health care organizations: A focus on transitions in care and Required Organizational Practices
Canadian Health Accreditation Report

Poorly coordinated care has a significant impact on patients and their families. If your family member is in a long-term care home or hospital, would you expect specific steps to be taken to coordinate services and effectively transfer information? Would you expect processes and strategies to be in place at each location where care is provided to safely administer medications and to prevent falls? Read the report →

 

Medication Reconciliation in Canada: Raising the Bar 
A joint report from Accreditation Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada

Communicating effectively about medications is a critical component of delivering safe care. Without it, patients are at risk. By identifying and resolving medication discrepancies, the likelihood of adverse events occurring within health care organizations across the continuum of care will be reduced. Using medication reconciliation, health care providers follow a formal process to work together with patients, families and care providers to ensure accurate and comprehensive medication information is communicated consistently across transitions of care. Read the report →

 

Required Organizational Practices: Emerging Risks, Focused Improvements
Canadian Health Accreditation Report 

If a family member is in a long-term care institution, would you expect there is a strategy for preventing falls? If you undergo an operation, do you expect the surgical team to use a safe surgery checklist? Despite the implementation of strategies to minimize risks, harm continues to occur in the Canadian health care system. Read the report →

 

Quality Starts at the Top — The Pivotal Role of the Governing Body
Canadian Health Accreditation Report  

Hundreds of health organizations participate in accreditation every year. Accreditation Canada staff and surveyors support these organizations throughout the process. This ongoing interaction with health care professionals and teams involved in the provision of care and services in all sectors and regions of Canada provides a wide perspective on health care in the country. Read the report 

 

How Safe are Canadian Health Organizations?
2011 Report on Required Organizational Practices 

During the on-site survey, peer surveyors assess the leadership, governance, programs, and services of health care organizations against Accreditation Canada’s comprehensive standards. This assessment seeks to improve quality and patient safety, as well as promote organizational effectiveness. A key part of this process is determining whether organizations meet the Required Organizational Practices. Read this report 

 

 

 

Safety in Canadian health care organizations: A focus on transitions in care and Required Organizational Practices

 

 

 

Medication Reconciliation in Canada: Raising the Bar

 

 

 

Required Organizational Practices: Emerging Risks, Focused Improvements

 

 

Quality Starts at the Top — The Pivotal Role of the Governing Body

 

How Safe are Canadian Health Organizations? 2011 Report on Required Organizational Practices