Forming a Team

1. Getting Started: Forming a Team

What is it and how can it help me?

Improvement work invariably involves work across multiple systems and disciplines within a practice. The quality improvement (QI) team is the group of individuals within a practice charged with carrying out improvement efforts. The team may report to the organization’s chief executive officer. To be effective, the team should include individuals representing all areas of the practice that will be affected by the proposed improvement, as well as patient representatives.

Where can I find out more information?

QI Teamwork Primer
Health Quality Ontario

To get you started, this easy to read document from HQ Ontario covers all you need to know about choosing the right members, identifying their roles and responsibilities and how to get the best results through structured team meetings. There are also 5 great ideas to motivate the team and around dealing with different types of conflict you may encounter. >