Supporting Rapid Learning and Improvement for Select Conditions in Canada

Adopting a problem-focused rapid-learning and improvement orientation in health systems presents an opportunity for constant and iterative improvements in patient care and experiences across a number of conditions. Rapid learning can take place at all levels of a health system (self-management, clinical encounter, program, organization, local and provincial health authority, and government), however, there are at least two different ‘ways in’ to establishing and strengthening the characteristics required to support rapid learning and improvement. The first is through a focus on a local area while the second is through a prioritized problem.