Cancer Care Quality & Innovation Program

The RCN contributes to the advancement of teaching, research, and education missions of its partner institutions: McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital Center through its Cancer Care Quality & Innovation Program. 

The Program promotes the shared mission, vision and strategic plan for improving cancer care quality of the RCN's three affiliated McGill teaching hospitals with three funding initiatives: Research, Education and the Quality Improvement Initiatives Funds.

As of 2020, the Research and Education Funds are managed by the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology - McGill University, with the ongoing support of the RCN's Executive Committee. The partnership expands on the academic complement to RCN activities and bolsters collaborative research and care networks by maintaining educational, clinical, and research excellence in cancer care. 

Research Fund
The Research Fund allows healthcare professionals at the point of care to define and validate innovations in cancer care quality through collaborative research and care projects across the RCN. The Fund positions McGill University teaching hospitals as leaders in the field of cancer care quality research.
Education Fund
Since 2017, the Skills Enhancement Grants program has focused on nursing by strategically investing in building know-how and specific skills that translate to quality within the RCN oncology workforce, using validated educational tools. The Kuok Fellowship provides support to Master's and Doctoral students enrolled at McGill University by granting them time to pursue research projects of significance and interest within the field of cancer.
Quality Improvement Initiatives Fund (QI2) 

The QI2 Fund supports quality improvement projects focusing on the operational aspect of quality improvement when there is an opportunity to directly impact care quality. The projects are focused on achieving optimal care and service organization, at the highest quality and safety levels, in a manner that is seamless from the patients’ perspective.

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