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Educational Workshop Participant, Data-Driven Improvement: How to Use Data to Drive Meaningful Change

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners in Prince George

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Measurement and the effective use of data are cornerstones of any improvement effort, from incremental changes to radical transformations, but it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve planned a one-day, in-person workshop on data-driven improvement. The workshop will explore how data can be used to drive the improvements we wish to see – setting up measurement systems that work, analyzing data to uncover new insights and monitoring improvements over time.

Open to: Patient partners in Prince George

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)


By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to:
  • Describe the different purposes of measurement
  • Explain how measurement supports improvement efforts
  • Define key measures and strategies to collect data
  • Examine variation to gain a deeper understanding of a system
  • Use visual displays to analyze data and monitor improvement over time
  • Interpret data to generate new insights to guide improvement efforts

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of inform on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that you will be provided with balanced and objective information to assist in understanding alternatives and solutions.


  • Patient partners in Prince George
  • Previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement
  • Interested in learning about leading organizational change in a health care setting


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date: October 24, 2017
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Prince George


Approved expenses related to travel will be reimbursed by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.


More information: Data Driven Improvement workshop The Council regularly offers workshops, seminars and mini-courses on different topics related to improving patient safety and quality of care in BC. These learning workshops are open to all who are interested in broadening their learning around quality of care. We are excited to be able to sponsor PVN patient partners to attend these workshops at no cost. The particular workshop is led by Andrew Wray, our Director of Learning and Strategic Initiatives.  

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Sophie Wang
Project Coordinator, Patient and Public Engagement

From Our Community

Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.