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       Introduction                Aims and Mission                Course Scheduling                  The Team        


 INTRODUCTION:

The National Cancer Grid is committed to achieving its vision of high-quality cancer care, by nurturing the capacity and culture of quality improvement (QI) across cancer care services in India. For the purpose of developing competencies in quality improvement, the NCG now hosts a ‘Quality Improvement Hub (QI Hub) in collaboration with Stanford Medicine - USA, a leader in educational programs for quality improvement for clinical teams. This has been possible through a generous grant from the Tata Trusts.

The QI Hub aims to initiate, inculcate and integrate the culture of Quality through its immersion educational initiative EQuIP India Enable Quality Improve Patient Care. This educational program is aimed to provide the participants with conceptual understanding and the tools necessary to respond to quality related problems in the complex environment of clinical practice. EQuIP India program inspired by the PC-PAICE (Palliative Care-Promoting Assessment & Improvement of Cancer Experience) program of Stanford and combines a structured curriculum along with mentored experience in designing and implementing quality improvement processes at the host institution.


 The VISION & MISSION:

The Vision The Mission
QI Hub envisions that quality and its continuous improvement are integrated within the care processes of cancer centres across India. Through its flagship educational program EQuIP-India, QI Hub-India will foster the capacity for Quality Improvement within cancer centres, and facilitate its integration within preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative care processes.

EQuIP INDIA –LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The participants will learn to:

  • Conduct state-of-the-art clinical practice improvement projects;
  • Use quality improvement methods to assess and improve care processes;
  • Inspire positive attitude for continuous quality improvement, and
  • Conduct internal quality improvement training.

 

COURSE SCHEDULING:

For the 2019-2020 cohort, EQuIP India will work with 8 project teams. All virtual meetings will be held using the Zoom platform, at 7 AM IST / 6.30 PM PST for a time duration of 1 hr.15 mins. The in-person workshop will be held on Thursday, 13 th February, 2020 at Guwahati, Assam.

Here is the Application Form for the Stanford -India Collaborative Quality Improvement Project 2019-2020.

Schedule Topics of Didactic sessions through Virtual Zoom Meetings
Thurs. 10 th Oct. 2019 : 7 am IST /
Wed. 9 th Oct. 2019: 6.30 pm PST
Introductions, Pairing with coaches, Project example
Thurs. 31 st Oct. 2019 : 7 am IST /
Wed. 30 th Oct. 2019 : 6.30 pm PST
Introduction to Quality Improvement Methodology
Thurs. 14th Nov. 2019 : 7 am IST /
Wed. 13th Nov. 2019 : 6.30 pm PST
Introduction to A3 Thinking;
Quality Improvement Tools
Thurs. 12th Dec. 2019 : 7 am IST/
Wed. 11th Dec. 2019 : 6.30 pm PST
Mapping Processes, measures of improvement
Thurs. 9th Jan. 2020 : 7 am IST /
Wed. 8th Jan. 2020 : 6.30 pm PST
Analysis of the problem and key drivers to changet
Thurs. 30th Jan. 2020 : 7 am IST /
Wed. 29th Jan. 2020 : 6.30 pm PST
Prep Meeting for the In-Person Workshop
THURSDAY, 13 TH FEBRUARY, 2020 : IN-PERSON QI WORKSOP, GUWAHATI – ALL DAY SESSION
Thurs. 12 th March, 2020 : 7 am IST/
Wed. 11 th March, 2020 : 6.30 pm PST
Testing Interventions
Thurs. 9 th April, 2020 : 7 am IST /
Wed. 8 th April, 2020 : 6.30 pm PST
Reliability & Sustainment
Thurs. 14 th May, 2020 : 7 am IST /
Wed. 13 th May, 2020 : 6.30 pm PST
Sharing & Presenting QI Work
Final Wrap Up
Thurs. 28 th May, 2020 : 7 am IST /
Wed. 27 th May, 2020 : 6.30 pm PST
Stanford- India Virtual Graduation Ceremony

THE TEAM:

Stanford -India Quality Improvement Leadership Team

Stanford Quality Improvement Team Quality Improvement Hub India Team
Jake Mickelsen - Administrative Director, Value Improvement, Stanford Health Care (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Nandini Vallath – Director Quality Improvement Hub - India, National Cancer Grid, India
Michelle De Natale - Executive Director, Stanford Improvement Capability International Collaborative (ICIC), Executive Director, Strategic Operations, Stanford Health Care (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Sarbani Ghosh Laskar – Co-Executive Director Quality Improvement Hub -India, National Cancer Grid, India
Karl Lorenz – Chief -Stanford Palliative Care Section Vanessa Damania – Executive Officer Quality Improvement Hub -India, National Cancer Grid, India (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Activities Completed

  • 2017-18 PILOT COHORT: The pilot project of PC-PAICE was completed successfully with teams from seven major cancer and palliative care centres across India. The in-person workshop was organised at The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in 2018.
  • 2018-2019 COHORT: The 1 st cohort from QI Hub - India completed the PC-PAICE program and improved processes of identified concerns at cancer and palliative care centres from different parts of India. The in-person workshop was organised at IAPCON 2019 at Cochin, Kerala.
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