Members, Quality Measure Groups, Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement (MSPQI)

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Good quality health care starts with patients and their providers learning from each other to improve how to do things. The Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement (MSPQI) are seeking multiple patient partners who are enthusiastic about working together to improve physician services, benefiting all British Columbians. Join us on our Quality Measurement Groups:

Acute & Community Care

Diagnostics (medical tests)

Community Specialists/Specialised Care

 

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Date
20201009

Volunteer Opportunity

Good quality health care starts with patients and their providers learning from each other to improve how to do things. The Measurement System for Physician Quality Improvement (MSPQI) are seeking multiple patient partners who are enthusiastic about working together to improve physician services, benefiting all British Columbians. Join us on our Quality Measurement Groups:

Acute & Community Care

Diagnostics (medical tests)

Community Specialists/Specialised Care

Lead Organization/Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)

Aim

To recommend quality indicators that focus on practice improvements that improve patient care. Patient partners will share their experiences and ideas as a team member to develop recommended quality indicators.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Eligibility

Open to patient partners across the province who:

• Have experience as a patient who has received care in one of the identified areas of care: (acute/emergency care, diagnostics and community specialists/specialised care), OR an individual with lived experience as a caregiver or a family member
• Are excited to share their story in front of a diverse group of physicians and government representatives
• Are willing to contribute their knowledge and experience to the identification of measures of physician quality
• Are comfortable attending online meetings via Zoom

The team will meet with you to discuss the opportunity and see if it’s a good fit for everyone prior to welcoming a patient partner to each Quality Measure Group.

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cassy Mitchell.

Logistics

• Number of vacancies: 1 patient partner per Quality Measure Group
• Date and Time: Monthly meetings for a duration of 2 hours – dates to be determined. In addition, there is sometimes pre-work and other preparation activities between meetings. This could include providing written feedback, or completing a survey.
• Location: Online meetings via Zoom
• Commitment: Up to 6 months, with the possibility of an extension

Reimbursement

Travel expenses will be reimbursed as per PVN’s reimbursement policy if in person meetings become an option in the future. Refreshments and snacks will be provided at in person meetings.

Background

The Government of BC, Doctors of BC and BC Health Authorities partnered in 2017 to develop a province-wide system to provide information about the quality of physician care. This program will make data accessible to physicians to support improvement opportunities and provide program level data for informed decision making, ultimately benefiting patients.

The membership of the Quality Measure Groups includes doctors, Health Authority and Ministry of Health representatives and patient partners who will work together to recommend quality indicators. Doctors will use these indicators to make improvements in their practice and provide data for provincial level program planning to improve patient care. We would like to collaborate with you on the selection of quality improvement indicators across different areas of care and are recruiting multiple patient partners to support this work.

The role of the patient partner will include the following:
• Attend Quality Measure Group meetings
• Review meeting materials in advance of the meeting
• Be willing to share experiences receiving care from a doctor in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics or other health care settings relevant to the areas of care
• Participate in the selection of quality indicators

Once the committee has finalized a set of indicators, the patient partner will receive a progress summary. The patient partner will also receive a letter recognizing their contributions as a participant. If any public events relating to the project are organized, patient partners will be invited to participate.

Please review the Terms of Reference for the Quality Measures Group for additional details.

Interested?

Open to patient partners across the province

If you have additional questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact:

Cassy Mitchell
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement
250.279.0717
cmitchell@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
October 9, 2020