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By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
More than 500,000 people have passed through the virtual doors of the IHI Open School. This means over half a million students, residents, and faculty equipped with the necessary skills — in improvement science, leadership, and community organizing — to lead change.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Leadership, Improvement Capability
By Becka DeSmidt | Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
We’re highlighting four projects in which students leveraged the skills they learned in the IHI Open School Change Agent Network (I-CAN) ten-week online training on leadership and community organizing to engage classmates, colleagues, and community members in local projects of their own design.


Tag(s): Leadership
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Two years ago, the IHI Open School began an unprecedented experiment could future health care professionals learn the skills to improve not just the quality of care, but the health of their communities? We named this effort the IHI Open School Change Agent Network (I-CAN), and at the end of the last year, we reached our ambitious goal mobilizing 30,000 students and professionals to improve population health. One of the keystones of this two-year project has been an online course, Leadership an ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership
By IHI Open School | Monday, Oct 05, 2015
The 2017 IHI National Forum is around the corner. How can you make the most of this epic event, which draws some 6,000 health care leaders to Orlando, FL, in pursuit of new ideas, new friendships, and new energy? We asked Open School learner Sarah Miano, RN, who has attended three Forums, to share her tips on mastering the Forum — from newbies to veterans, and from students to professionals. 1. Definitely go to the Forum! You’ll be exposed to so many interesting quality improvement initiatives a ... read full post


Tag(s): National Forum, Chapter Leader, Leadership, Quality Improvement, Intern/Resident/Junior Doctor, Nurse
By IHI Open School | Thursday, Sep 10, 2015
Long gone are those lazy days of summer. The new school year is upon us, and with it, an onslaught of email.Email allows you to communicate quickly from anywhere, but a cluttered inbox can hamper your productivity. So, how can you make email an effective tool in your work? Here are three simple tips from Bob Pozen, Senior Lecturer at MIT and author of Extreme Productivity Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours. To recap, those tips areDon’t constantly check your email. Set aside a time to look a ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership