In support of our vision, partnering to create the safest healthcare system, HIROC sponsors several projects and initiatives that advance patient safety and healthcare risk management across Canada.
The Canadian Pharmaceutical Bar Coding Project is a joint effort aimed at increasing patient safety in Canada. The primary objective is to establish a transparent medication flow chain, ensuring problems do not occur from pharmaceutical manufacturers to the patient. By doing so, a new benchmark in both patient safety and supply chain accuracy and efficiency may be realized. The project was spearheaded by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and has evolved into a multi-phase project that HIROC proudly sponsors. For more information, please visit www.ismp-canada.org/barcoding/index.htm
Advancing Medication Safety in Paediatrics project is a collaborative effort between the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) and the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC), with support from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, to enhance the safety of paediatric medication use. Paediatric healthcare facilities face unique challenges in the medication delivery systems. It is well known that various patient and system factors place paediatric patients at greater risk of experiencing harm from medication errors, and that certain medications have a higher potential to cause harm when used in error. HIROC is sponsoring the Implementation Phase of this project and is serving as knowledge translation partner.
The HIROC Award is presented annually to the graduating student of the Canadian Healthcare Association's “Risk Management and Safety in Health Services” course receiving the highest mark on their final paper. The winner of the 2011 HIROC Award is Janet Gunness, Manager, Quality, Risk, Planning at South Eastman Health/Sante Sud-est Inc. in La Broquerie, Manitoba, for her paper “Obstetrical Service in Rural Settings: Does the number of births attended define best practices?”
HIROC sponsors a limited number of research activities and other initiatives related to patient safety and risk management and that directly benefit Canadian healthcare organizations. For inquiries regarding sponsorships, please contact the Manager, Communications and Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org.