Amir Ginzburg is a general internist at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, ON, a nationally recognized “High Performing Healthcare System”. As Trillium Health Partner’s Chief of Quality and Medical Director of Medical Administration, Amir has led efforts to improve critical incident management, reduce catheter associated urinary tract infections, implement IHI’s Global Trigger Tool to measure adverse events, and institute read-backs for verbal and telephone orders. He is currently championing improvement efforts centered on avoidable hospitalization, patient safety education and the use of order sets in long term care.
Amir is the Misssisauga-Halton LHIN lead for health system funding reform, an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee.
Amir is very passionate about supporting a culture of safety and aligning physician governance of quality and patient safety with corporate strategic aims.
Vision for patient safety in Canada:
System-wide zero preventable harm, achieved through strengthening partnerships between providers and patients across the continuum of care.
Vision for patient safety education in Canada:
Complete integration of a patient safety curriculum in all healthcare education programs and professional colleges.