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By Mike Briddon | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
I've been a lot of things in my job since I started working at IHI in May of 2011. As the Managing Editor of the IHI Open School, I've been excited, challenged, frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed, and exhilarated. (I've also been exhausted at our National Forum, but that's a story for another time.) Never, though, not once, have I been bored. I primarily work on the IHI Open School online courses, which means I'm fortunate enough to work at the corner of education and health care – two of the mo ... read full post

 

Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Online Course, MOOC, education revolution
By Melissa Knihtila | Friday, Jan 25, 2013
It’s easy to become complacent in the daily grind. Juggling classes, part-time employment, and involvement in student organizations, I’ve learned just how easy it is to get caught in a routine: on Tuesdays go to work; Thursdays mean lab and closed-toed shoes; and weekends are meant for finishing homework, and getting reacquainted with the concept of sleep.  As graduation approaches in less than four months, it would be natural for me to have some trepidation about breaking this cycle and diving ... read full post

 

Tag(s): co-op, internship, Transition from student, stretch zone, challenges
By Alex Anderson | Friday, Jan 18, 2013
Several months ago, my wife, Allison, and I enjoyed our wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii. The combination of wedding stress and several cross country and trans-Pacific flights took its toll on our immune system. By the second day, Allison was clearly coming down with an unpleasant cold. Fortunately, there was a quick care clinic nearby. We showed up a few minutes before the clinic opened. We were the first and only patients at the clinic during our visit. After seeing the doctor for approximatel ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Cost of Care, Patient & Family Centered Care, savings
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