The Health Quality Council of Alberta’s (HQCA) Patient Experience Awards recognize and spread knowledge about initiatives that improve the patient’s overall experience in accessing and receiving healthcare services.
The call for applications for the 2023 Patient Experience Awards program is now open!
Who can apply or be nominated?
Any team in Alberta involved in designing and implementing an initiative that promotes a positive patient experience in accessing or receiving healthcare services is eligible.
A successful applicant
- has some evidence from the patient perspective that something needed to be changed or improved,
- engages patients and/or their family members in the process to improve (including the evaluation),
- acts on patient and/or family feedback, and
- can show how their patients’ and their families’ experiences have been positively impacted by this approach or initiative.
What types of initiatives qualify?
Initiatives in any healthcare setting including, but not limited to, primary care, acute care, home care, transitions in care, and continuing care. The initiatives that will be considered must have resulted in a positive impact on the patient experience.
How do I apply for the award?
Part A of the application is due by November 25, 2022, and Part B (for those who are shortlisted), is due by February 28, 2023.