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Working together for a Learning Health System
Serving the Quebec health and social services network
We help institutions, organizations, decision-makers and staff working in health care, research and social services to work differently (data management, data use, change management, working in partnerships) toward a common goal: achieving a Learning Health System in Quebec, along with the quintuple aim.
What is a Learning Health System (LHS)?
It’s working in partnership and using science to improve management, care and services
- It’s measuring, analyzing, applying…and measuring again!
- From practices to data
- From data to knowledge
- From knowledge to clinical and organizational practices
For a health system to continuously improve, it must repeat the learning cycle.
Synchronous and asynchronous training, communities of practice, coaching, networking, and POR and LHS mentoring.Training
Letters of support, support for developing grant applications or POR and LHS research projects.Consultation
Use and adaptation of the Unit’s tools, support for developing new LHS tools.Tools
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Creation guide for a composite gender score
How do you indirectly measure gender in human research? Here is a guide to creating a composite gender score.
Questionnaire for measuring human gender in research
This questionnaire measures gender identity, gender roles and sexual orientation in research.
Alexandra De Pokomandy named Scientific Codirector of the SSA-RUISSS McGill team
Dr. Alexandra De Pokomandy named Scientific Codirector of the SSA-RUISSS McGill team. She will co-lead her team with a patient partner whose nomination is imminent. Her team will be composed of territorial antennas bringing together several expertises of the Unit.
Innovative synergy between Québec universities and their research teams: the unité de soutien SSA Québec is recruiting
the Unit ensures that Québec experts are brought together in teams to support research in learning health systems (LHS) in each of the territories attached to the Centres hospitaliers universitaires du Québec (CHU) associated with the universities of McGill, Montréal, Laval and Sherbrooke, namely the RUISSS.
Find out what's a learning health system in 60 seconds
Discover the concept of a learning health system by watching this short animated video. You’ll understand its foundations, objectives and purpose.
What is the value of patient-reported outcomes and experience measures for clinical practice?
How do you capture the patient’s perspective? Marie-Eve Poitras and Sara Ahmed explain it to us.
Do you know the patient partner community "expériences"?
Discover it in video. It is a unique initiative.
More citizen engagement on the territory of the Université Laval RUISSS
The Community of Practice supports teams who wish to engage citizens, patients or caregivers in their projects or governance. It also offers training on patient partnership.
5 winners of the Learning Health System Poster Competition
Learn about the 5 winners and watch the nominees’ videos to discover exciting topics related to the Quadruple Aim and the Learning Health System.
"Building Québec's Learning Health System Together" summit: A Shift to Partnership and Continuous Improvement
On March 24, 2022, the Unité de soutien au système de santé apprenant (SSA) Québec held the summit “Building Québec’s Learning Health System Together”. The population and key members of our health and social services network were at the same event to build the future. This gathering was an opportunity to initiate a real shift towards partnership and continuous improvement of our health system.
Quebecers believe that the well-being of health care teams and science should guide health care decisions above all else
Between February 18 and 20, 2022, the Unité de soutien SSA Québec, with the expertise of the firm Léger, administered a survey designed to question the population of Québec regarding the improvement of the health system and the sharing of their medical information
Expériences Magazine: living with illness and care
Discover the issues of Experiences magazine, published by the community of patient partners of the same name.
A PhD candidate will use the TorSaDe cohort
Clara Bolster-Foucault, a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at McGill University in Montreal, will study inequalities in disruptions to aging in place, such as disparities in admissions to long-term care facilities (CHSLDs), using TorSaDe, which provides researchers with data from a care trajectory cohort representative of the Quebec population.
An Indigenous Patient Circle is launched in Quebec
The Indigenous Patient Circle of Quebec is an independent and self-determined community whose purpose is to provide a safe space for its members to share and to guide the implementation of the Unité de soutien SSA Québec’s Indigenous Health Program.
ENGAGE: participatory methods and visual and auditory tools to get vulnerable populations involved in research
How can you get vulnerable people and those with low literacy levels involved in health research? How can you reduce barriers between university researchers and members of the community? Co-built by community-based organizations and members of the Canadian and international research communities, ENGAGE is a bilingual website offering participatory methods, as well as visual and auditory tools.
Écosanté: enhancing knowledge, competencies and collaboration opportunities related to health economics
ACCÈS RECHERCHE is a platform for accessing research facilitation services, developed in partnership with Réseau-1 Québec, to provide research capacity to frontline clinical settings, as well as advisory services to researchers on methodology, clinical realities, writing protocols, recruitment, dissemination, letters of support and cost estimates.
CoPaQ: Measuring health care costs for patients
Tool to measure health care costs for patients.