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Courses & Certificates

The IHI Open School offers a range of online courses in patient safety, improvement capability, quality, cost, and value, person- and family-centered care, triple aim for populations, and leadership.
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​Available Courses

Patient Safety
PS 100: Introduction to Patient Safety
PS 101: Fundamentals of Patient Safety
PS 102: Human Factors and Safety
PS 103: Teamwork and Communication
PS 104: Root Cause and Systems Analysis
PS 105: Communicating with Patients after Adverse Events
PS 106: Introduction to the Culture of Safety
PS 201: Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections
PS 202: Preventing Pressure Ulcers
Improvement Capability
QI 101: Fundamentals of Improvement
QI 102: The Model for Improvement: Your Engine for Change
QI 103: Measuring for Improvement
QI 104: The Life Cycle of a Quality Improvement Project
QI 105: The Human Side of Quality Improvement
QI 106: Mastering PDSA Cycles and Run Charts
QI 201: Guide to the IHI Open School QI Practicum
QI 202: Quality Improvement in Action: Stories from the Field
Quality, Cost, and Value
QCV 100: An Introduction to Quality, Cost, and Value in Health Care
QCV 101: Achieving Breakthrough Quality, Access, and Affordability
Person- and Family-Centered Care
PFC 101: Dignity and Respect
PFC 102: A Guide to Shadowing: Seeing Care Through the Eyes of Patients and Families
PFC 103: Having the Conversation: Basic Skills for Conversations about End-of-Life Care
Triple Aim for Populations
TA 101: Introduction to Population Health
TA 102: Improving Health Equity
L 101: Becoming a Leader in Health Care
Graduate Medical Education
GME 1: Why Engage Trainees in Quality and Safety?
GME 2: A Guide to the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program
GME 3: The Faculty Role: Understanding & Modeling Fundamentals of Quality & Safety
GME 4: The Role of Didactic Learning in Quality Improvement
GME 5: A Roadmap for Facilitating Experiential Learning in Quality Improvement
GME 6: Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Organizational Quality & Safety Goals
GME 7: Faculty Advisor Guide to the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum