By: The Open School Team
It's been a week since the conclusion of the 2014 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, and the IHI Open School team still can't get over our excitement. For those who weren't there to experience the energy and
enthusiasm generated by students, juniors, and faculty at the 2014 International
Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, here are some of our key takeaways:
1- Student improvers are more visible than ever. This year more than 100 students and
juniors, and many more faculty, joined us in Paris. For the first time, three students and juniors were
invited on stage before Maureen Bisognano’s opening keynote to introduce
themselves and share their pledges to improve the care they deliver.
competency resources are still in great demand, both inside and outside of formal
training. Carly Strang, Director of Operations for the IHI Open School,
joined a panel on National and Regional Initiatives to Build Health Worker
Improvement Competencies, which pledged to transform learning for
health workers and students alike. Learn more about the key takeaways and view
a mindmap of the session on the USAID Assist Project Blog.
generosity of experienced faculty is integral to the engagement of the next
generation of health leaders. We were thrilled to be able to
offer sessions on quality improvement story telling by Paul Batalden, MD, the
launch of an improvement mobilization effort by Don Berwick, MD, MPP and Don
Goldmann, MD, and a look inside IHI’s global strategy with Pedro Delgado, MSc.
Thank you to the students, juniors, faculty, and health
professionals who made this year’s Forum a success! Special thanks to our
Regional Leaders Jo-Inge Myhre (Europe), Andy Carson-Stevens (UK & Ireland
Lead), Nikki Davey (England), Aled Jones (Wales), Marie Kehoe-O'Sullivian
(Ireland), Gavin Lavery (Northern Ireland), and Kevin Rooney (Scotland), and
Krishna Chinthapalli (Associate Editor at the BMJ) for planning and leading the
To see more highlights from the
Forum check out our collection of tweets and images on Storify!