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Educational Workshop: Design Sprint, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley region

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If you want to take your solutions and ideas to new heights, then the Design Sprint workshop is for you! In this workshop, knowledge around innovation & design thinking will be shared and you will be provided with an opportunity to take some innovative approaches for a test run. Participants will explore the design thinking process, and learn how to apply various tools & techniques to a wide range of contexts. If you are interested in attending this interactive workshop offered by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, please read further.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley region

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Innovation and Engagement

Aim

The goal of this educational workshop is to explore key knowledge related to innovation and design thinking, and to discover ways that design thinking can support change and transformation. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to develop creative ways to approach problems and opportunities, and apply selected innovation and design thinking tools and techniques.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of inform on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that you will be provided with balanced and objective information to assist in understanding alternatives and solutions.

Eligibility

  • Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley region
  • Signed up as a PVN Patient Partner
  • Previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but are interested in this opportunity, please contact Shannon Sahota directly to see if accommodations may be possible.
  • Interested in learning about innovation and design thinking, and developing creative ways to approach problems and opportunities.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date and Time: June 27 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Location: BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Downtown Vancouver

Reimbursement

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

Background

Please click here for more information on the ‘Design Sprint’ 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 and are typically targeted at health care providers across BC. We are excited to be able to sponsor a select number of PVN patient partners to attend these workshops at no cost. This particular workshop is being offered at our Downtown Vancouver office, and therefore open to patient partners from the Fraser Valley as well as Lower Mainland region. These workshops are held in various locations around the province, so we will be offering similar opportunities for patient partners to attend workshops in other regions. Please visit the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council page for more information on upcoming workshops. We will be sharing more on these workshops closer to date, and will be providing further information on how to RSVP. This particular workshop will be led by Colleen Kennedy, Director of Innovation & Engagement with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.  

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Shannon Sahota
Project Coordinator, Patient and Public Engagement
604.668.8219
ssahota@bcpsqc.ca

 

From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.