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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 manage data, transform data into knowledge, manage change and work as partners toward a common goal: achieving a Learning Health System in Québec, 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, taking action…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.
We offer synchronous and asynchronous training, access to communities of practice, coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities in POR and LHS.Training
Our scientific and experiential knowledge is available to support you in patient-oriented and trajectory improvement projects.Consultation
Tools for people working in health and social services to successfully work in partnership, integrate science and innovations into practice, and facilitate change.Tools
Our expertise deployed in the field so that scientific and experiential knowledge is applied to improve practices.Networking
Continuous quality improvement and human change management methods used to improve clinical and organizational practices and have a tangible impact on the quintuple aim.Facilitation
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Patient First: Improving the trajectory of oncology care and services in Québec
The aim of Patient First is to provide better support for cancer patients and their families in Québec. How can we do this? By improving their cancer care and services trajectory. This is a unique patient partnership project, since the issues to be addressed by the teams were raised by Oncopole’s partner patient committee.
Aire ouverte: Evaluative research to support continuous improvement of services offered to Quebec youth and learning organizations
Thanks to this program, research contributes to the continuous improvement of health and social services offered to young people in Québec.
POR in support of clinical and organizational transformations in local care and services
As part of this program, the Unité de soutien SSA Québec provides teams with coaching and methodological expertise in patient-oriented research (POR) requirements.
MND Living Labs: Innovation in research to facilitate transitions and trajectories for people living with a major neurocognitive disorder and their relatives
The Unité de soutien SSA Québec is contributing to the Living Labs on Major Neurocognitive Disorders in order to integrate four trajectory improvement projects into a learning healthcare system perspective.
What are neurocognitive disorders?
What are neurocognitive disorders? There are two types. Find out more.
Nearly $6 million to continually improve services for young people in Québec
The Unit is pleased to continue supporting the Aire Ouverte initiative as part of its targeted grants program.
Clinical Trials Quebec: your resource for discovering clinical research
CTQ offers high-quality, impartial, comprehensive, and accessible information about clinical research and clinical trials. The website also provides free tools and services such as a Personalized Clinical Trial Support Service, Québec’s Public Clinical Trials Database, a Directory of Patient Organizations and a Glossary of complex medical terms.
A patient partner on the transition committee that will prepare the merger of Santé Québec
Catherine Wilhelmy, patient partner, is one of the members of the transition committee with the important mandate of “Preparing for the merger” of Santé Québec.
The concept of learning organizations
What are the 5 interdependent disciplines essential to building a learning organization, according to Peter Senge?
PADA: a Collaborative Digital Platform for Authors of Healthcare Decision Aids
Would you like to develop an interactive decision aid with low design costs? PADA is for you.
Continuous quality improvement services for family medicine clinics and family medicine groups
The Unité de soutien SSA Québec offers Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) support to family medicine clinics and Family Medicine Groups (GMFs). How do we do it? Thanks to the expertise of regional CQI agents.
The Community of Practice evaluation questionnaire (CoPeval)
CoPeval aims to evaluate and improve communities of practice in partnership with their members, for example on an annual basis (formative evaluation). The two constructs evaluated are the processes and the effects of the Communities of Practice.
Module 201 – Patient partnership in research: the first steps
This training aims to initiate organizational transformation through the implementation of patient partnership.
Module 101 – Basis of patient partnership
Become familiar with the basics of patient partnership.
2022-2023 Activity Report by the Unité de soutien SSA Québec
The year 2022-2023 was an opportunity to dedicate ourselves entirely to helping the Québec healthcare system learn from its successes and mistakes. Find out more about our priorities, achievements and future plans.
A framework for evaluating patient and public engagement in research
This national tool can be used to plan and evaluate the patient and public engagement process before, during and at the end of a research project.
The Impact of Advance Care Planning on Healthcare Professionals' Well-being: A Systematic Review
Advance Care Planning (ACP) improves care for patients with chronic illnesses and reduces stress for families. But what impact do ACP interventions have on the well-being of healthcare professionals?
Training on the life-course with illness approach
What is the life-course with illness approach, and how can it be used as a methodological tool for co-construction?