Under the Regulatory Bodies / Professional Associations section on our healthcare profiles you will find links that direct you to the appropriate Regulatory College and Professional Association websites of the health professional profile you are viewing. On these websites, you will be able to find information on the latest Quality Assurance initiatives put on by the College.
Quality Assurance is essential for safe and effective care.
The goal of “quality assurance” is to maintain a high quality of healthcare for individuals in Ontario. It is a commitment to the public by those within the various health disciplines to work towards obtaining a degree of excellence in the services that they provide to every patient.
Ontarians have a right to safe and ethical healthcare. Quality assurance aims to improve the quality of service delivered by practitioners at every level.
It makes sure that:
This involves a clear understanding of what is meant by “quality”— it also includes a credible and reliable mechanism for evaluating the care that is given.
In essence, quality assurance means to do the things necessary to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of those being served.
By constantly measuring the effectiveness of the health professionals/organizations that provide treatments/services.
Evaluating the quality of healthcare includes:
Colleges in Ontario have quality assurance programs that are established by Government requirements. These programs work to:
The end result of quality assurance programs is always to improve patient care.
What is a Regulatory College? – Public Education & Protection
What is a Professional Association? – A Voice for their Members
What is a Public Register? – Protection & Accountability
Public Protection – Safe & Effective Health Care
Transparency – Commitment to Openness
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