Governing Collaborative Healthcare Improvement: Lessons From an Atlantic Canadian Case

Document Type : Perspective


1 Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2 Canada Research Chair on Governance and Transformation in Health Care Organizations and Systems, Université de Montréal-CRCHUM, Montreal, QC, Canada

3 Health Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada

4 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.


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  • Receive Date: 14 December 2016
  • Revise Date: 25 March 2017
  • Accept Date: 09 May 2017
  • First Publish Date: 01 December 2017