Quality Indicators for Pharmacy
The College is moving towards adopting a systems focus that is grounded in quality and outcomes and has partnered with Health Quality Ontario (HQO) to establish a set of quality indicators for pharmacy. Establishing these quality indicators will support understanding and optimizing the impact of pharmacy practice on patient outcomes and the health system.
In June 2018, the College and HQO co-hosted a roundtable that brought together relevant stakeholders to inform development of a set of guiding principles for establishing a set of quality indicators for pharmacy. A synopsis document outlining the roundtable discussions and key takeaway messages has been developed, and will inform the next steps in the indicator selection and implementation process.
The College has worked with HQO to establish an expert panel to achieve consensus on a preliminary set of indicators. A webinar was held November 16, 2018 to provide information on the selection process and collect initial feedback on the indicators initiative. Formal consultation with members and the public will be conducted on the recommended quality indicators.