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By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
For thousands of students every year, the Open School serves as an introduction to quality improvement and patient safety. Students take our courses, apply the skills in projects, and take on leadership positions with their local Chapters. By graduation, many learners are looking for advice on how to use what they’ve learned as they transition into their roles as early-career professionals.


Tag(s): IHI Open School
By IHI Open School | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
The Open School recently did an informal survey of our learners, to help us plan new educational content this year. Overall, we had participation from 129 learners — a mix of health care students, professionals, and faculty. We wanted to share some of the results with you, the Open School community. We’ll start with our question about which topics are increasingly important for health care professionals to study. We set this up as a ranking question, so that survey-takers couldn’t tell us that ... read full post


Tag(s): education, IHI Open School for Health Professions
By IHI Open School | Thursday, Mar 05, 2015
Dr. Edita Falco is a patient safety researcher and former pediatric surgeon and professor of medicine at the University of the Republic, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Dr. Falco has led the IHI Open School Chapter there since 2009. In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, she wrote the following blog post about how she first became involved in patient safety and her efforts to spark a movement in Uruguay. Scroll down to read her post in the original Spanish.When I attended the 2002 meeting of t ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership, IHI Open School for Health Professions
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Jan 14, 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. If you’re not yet convinced to reac ... read full post


Tag(s): Chapter Network, Leadership, Nurse, IHI Open School for Health Professions
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
As the academic year comes to a close for many of our North American students, we’ve been getting all sorts of updates about what they’ve been up to this spring. To celebrate their achievements and highlight some great ideas you can bring to your own location, here’s a look at what (and how) innovative Chapters are learning about quality improvement and patient safety on campuses across the United States and Canada Alaska Faculty and experts taught health science students at the University o ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Chapter Leader, Chapter Activity, Chapter Network, interprofessional learning