On Tuesday, April 12, 2022 E-QIP, co-hosted our second virtual conference, QI Innovations: Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes which focused on the use of data to drive improved outcomes at the client/tenant, organization and system level. This year’s conference was presented in partnership with the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions and the OCAN Community of Interest, supported by EENet and Ontario Health. Over 1000 individuals registered for this event, demonstrating a clear interest in the use of data to drive decision making and system-level improvement. In total, 710 mental health and addiction providers and system planners from across Ontario joined us for an amazing day filled with rich, thoughtful discussion on how to make Ontario’s mental health and addiction system work better for everyone. Minister Michael Tibollo welcomed conference attendees and Dr. Laura Rosella delivered a thought-provoking keynote on using data to measure impact which set the tone for the day. Participants also had the opportunity to hear from over 40 speakers on how data from standardized tools such as the OPOC, OCAN, LOCUS, interRAI, SS&A and GAIN were being used for quality improvement and system transformation across four streams: Client/Tenant, Organization/Program, System and Child/Youth. In between concurrent sessions, participants were also able to network with each other, receive coaching support, engage with 16 different exhibitors and view poster presentations prepared by E-QIP’s 6th cohort of QI and data project coaching teams. To close the day, three panelists provided insights on what constituted “good transitions” based on the evidence and then how that looks in practice for transitions across the system and for children and youth transitioning to adult services. Closing remarks for the day were delivered by Graham Woodward, the VP for the MHA Centre of Excellence who expressed how much he had enjoyed the day and been inspired by the work happening across the MHA system.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for this year’s conference!