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Faculty

Disclaimer: Consistent with the IHI’s policy, faculty for this program are expected to disclose at the beginning of their presentation(s) any econ​omic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments.
 
Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.​


Expert Faculty​

This program will be led by a core group of expert faculty, selected from the list below. Program faculty are subject to change between offerings. ​​
To view the complete list of faculty that will take part in an upcoming offering, please select the seminar's specific date and location here​​​
 
 
Kevin Nolan, MStat, MA, Statistician and Consultant, Associates in Process Improvement, is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He has focused on developing methods and assisting organizations in accelerating their rate of improvement, including the spread of new ideas. He has worked with manufacturing, service, and health care organizations, both in the public and private sectors. Mr. Nolan has served as faculty for several IHI Breakthrough Series Collaboratives and Innovation Communities, including Improving Flow Across Acute Care Settings and Improving Performance in the Emergency Department, as well as for large spread projects. He is a co-author of the book, The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Improving Organizational Performance, and co-editor of the book, Spreading Improvement Across Your Health Care Organization.
 
 
John W. Whittington, MD, is lead faculty for the IHI Triple Aim initiative focused on achieving the optimal balance of good health, positive patient experience of care, and low per capita cost. Previously he was Medical Director of Knowledge Management/Patient Safety Officer at OSF Healthcare System. Prior to that position, Dr. Whittington worked for many years as a family physician. He has been IHI faculty on numerous projects, including safety, spread, inpatient mortality reduction, the Executive Quality Academy, and Engaging Physicians in a Shared Quality Agenda, among others. He is part of the IHI team that works on research and development.