Document Type : Perspective
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canada Research Chair on Governance and Transformation in Health Care Organizations and Systems, Université de Montréal-CRCHUM, Montreal, QC, Canada
Health Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
The Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration for Innovation and Improvement in Chronic Disease (AHC) Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) in Eastern Canada provided an approach to spur system-level reform across multiple health systems for patients and families living with chronic disease. Developed and led by senior executives with a unique governance approach and involving clinical front-line teams, the AHC serves as a practical example of leadership creating and driving momentum for achieving success in collaborative health system improvements.