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By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
In hospitals, comprehensive blood tests of inpatients are commonplace — way too common, in some cases. The Society for Hospital Medicine says repetitive blood tests are often unwarranted and can lead to harm in several ways — causing anemia, lost staff time, and significant costs. Matthew Cerasale, MD, a resident in the Henry Ford Health System and IHI Open School learner, decided to try to improve his own practice of ordering regular blood tests as part of a quality improvement elective. He the ... read full post

 

Tag(s): National Forum, Leadership, Student, Quality Improvement, Quality Improvement Projects
By IHI Open School | Friday, Feb 13, 2015
The Open School network is growing — and our Regional Leaders are here to support Open School Chapters whether they’re just starting or well-established. What do Regional Leaders do? They’re long-time members of the Open School who can help Chapters on a one-to-one basis. Contact them when you have questions about planning events, finding resources in the Open School, connecting with other Chapters in your region, or brainstorming activities for your Chapter.To highlight the expertise of our Reg ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Chapter Network, Leadership, Regional Open School Leader
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
For four weeks, Eva Luo, an Open School student and an MD/MBA candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School and Harvard Business School, is doing a rotation at Iora Health clinic that serves workers in the culinary union in Las Vegas to learn about their model of primary care. While there, she’s also going to be working on a population health project through the Open School’s new initiative, the Improvement Change Agent Network, or I-CAN. Below is her fourth dispatch for our blog (read ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Primary Care, Population Health, Medical Education, Iora Health, interprofessional learning
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015
For four weeks, Eva Luo, an Open School student and an MD/MBA candidate at the University of Michigan Medical School and Harvard Business School, is doing a rotation at Iora Health clinic that serves workers in the culinary union in Las Vegas to learn about their model of primary care. While there, she’s also going to be working on a population health project through the Open School’s new initiative, the Improvement Change Agent Network, or I-CAN. Below is her third dispatch for our blog (read t ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Medical Education, Chapter Network, Primary Care, Population Health, Iora Health