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By IHI Open School | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
The Open School is offering a new course on leadership skills to enable communities to improve health. With this eight-week course, Leadership and Organizing for Population Health, we’re testing a new format that features week-by-week lessons, video lectures, virtual meetings, and peer review of assignments. Health students must apply by Jan. 15, 2015 to take the free course, which begins on Feb. 15.As part of the course, students learn to tell personal stories that motivate others to take actio ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Population Health, Chapter Member, Teamwork
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014
How can you foster a life-long passion for quality improvement (QI)? Wake Forest University is betting on an early start. Wake Forest University School of Medicine, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is one of the latest academic medical centers to integrate the IHI Open School’s quality and safety courses into its curriculum. The school has long involved residents and fellows in QI work, and, this fall, they’ve begun teaching QI to first-year medical students — in their second week of ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Chapter Network, Teamwork
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Florentina Teoderascu, a medical student from the University of Toronto, is this year’s David Calkins Memorial Scholarship winner. Florentina’s essay, describing a blood-specimen mix up in a pediatric intensive care unit and the improvement project she led in response, won her free registration to the Annual IHI National Forum and a $1,000 travel stipend.Every year, IHI offers this scholarship in memory of David Calkins, MD, MPP, a physician, teacher, IHI Fellow, and health care improvement cham ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Leadership, Teamwork, Patient Safety
By IHI Open School | Friday, Oct 17, 2014
The University of New England’s (UNE) Open School Chapter, called the Interprofessional Student Advisory Team, has been hard at work promoting team-based care on their campus, which includes programs in multiple health professions. This year, they hosted a local case competition, where students analyze a health care situation and offer recommendations. They required students who participated to complete the IHI Open School Basic Certificate as a prerequisite. They asked students to complete self ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Chapter Network, interprofessional learning, Teamwork, Leadership
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013
This is the fourth post in an occasional series by Kyle E. Johnson, PMP, Administrative Fellow, St. Charles Health System, about how the IHI Open School courses are helping to change culture in the hospital. Click here to see his first three posts. After the announcement that the IHI Basic Certificate would be the foundation for quality improvement training and education at St. Charles, one of my colleagues experienced a medical error. She had just picked up some asthma medication for her 2-y ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Chapter Network, Leadership, Teamwork, Communication