Miller R, Winterton T, Hoffman, W. Building a Whole New Mind: An Interprofessional Experience in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Education Using the IHI Open School. South Dakota Medicine. January 2014.
Throughout the last decade, there has been a significant move toward integrating patient safety and quality improvement concepts into health professions education, essentially building a whole new mind in terms of medical knowledge. While existing literature has suggested possible means of implementation, little research has described outcomes and specific examples of integration. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School offers a curriculum that could be incorporated in most health professions training. This project serves to study implementation of Open School courses, garner student feedback and guide the implementation of quality and safety curricula across health disciplines in South Dakota.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in South Dakota Medicine, the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association.