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Invite the Next Generation to Lead
Reflecting on lessons from 10 years of the IHI Open School, this article shares five practical ideas for how can health care organizations can engage the next generation of health professionals as powerful change agents and leaders.
Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care
Unmet Needs is the culmination of three Lucian Leape Institute roundtable discussions and makes key recommendations for reforming medical education in order to improve patient safety. The paper was the first in a series of such reports on issues identified as top priorities in ongoing efforts to improve patient safety.
WIHI: What Students in the Health Professions Can Do for You... and Improvement
September 17, 2015 | When you imagine the legions of quality improvers around the globe working hard to transform health and health care, does your picture include students?
WIHI: From Here to CLER: Graduate Medical Education and the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER)
September 24, 2014 | Health care is changing, and so is how we educate doctors. Learn how the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program is aligning graduate medical education training expectations to optimize both value and health.
Harvard Medical School Academic Innovations Collaborative: Transforming Primary Care Practice and Education
The goal of the two-year Harvard Medical School Academic Innovations Collaborative (AIC) was to transform primary care education and practice by engaging hospital- and community-based primary care teaching practices in building highly functional teams, managing populations, and engaging patients. The AIC built on models developed by Qualis Health and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, optimized for the local academic medical center context.
Improving Graduate Medical Education: Innovations in Primary Care and Ambulatory Settings: IHI 90-Day R&D Project Final Summary Report
This report includes best practices and practical examples of graduate medical education programs that are redesigning training to equip residents and students with the skills needed for primary care practice in a rapidly changing US health care landscape.
Results of an Effort to Integrate Quality and Safety into Medical and Nursing School Curricula and Foster Joint Learning
IHI Open School authors provide insights into incorporating improvement and safety training into required curricula, identifying learning goals that require interprofessional education, and strategies for overcoming common challenges.
Approaches to Training Faculty at Academic Medical Centers to Ensure That Clinical Trainees Become Effective Improvers: IHI 90-Day R&D Final Summary Report
This IHI 90-day R&D project focused on assisting academic medical centers and graduate medical education programs in becoming aligned and capable in quality and safety programming.
WIHI: Gaining Ground: Quality Improvement and US Medical Residency
October 25, 2012 | A changing health care system now demands that medical residents not only possess skills to diagnose and treat patients, but also to to improve the quality of care, protect patients from harm, work in multidisciplinary teams, manage care transitions, and more.
Author in the Room: Attitudes of Physicians After A Mindful Communication Program
November 2009 | A discussion with the author of the JAMA article "Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes of Physicians After A Mindful Communication Program."
WIHI: Alert to Change: New Models for Residency Work Hours
January 27, 2011 | There’s no magic, one-size-fits-all solution, but this WIHI talks with a group of experts to shed light on trailblazing ideas and system redesigns that everyone engaged in training health professionals can learn from.
WIHI: Nursing’s New Roadmap: Education, the Workforce, and Health Care Quality
November 18, 2010 | This WIHI reviews the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" and discusses how to turn the report into action.
WIHI: The Buzz about Medical Training: It’s (Slowly) Changing
September 23, 2010 | It’s not easy to turn medical training upside down to better fit the needs of today’s patients and health care system. This WIHI discusses the slow revamp of medical training and talks with three innovators in medical education.
WIHI: The Next Wave of Reform for Medical Education
March 31, 2010 | In recent years, the focus on making sure students are prepared to practice in an environment dominated by advancements in medical treatment has been coupled with something equally urgent: the need to listen effectively, to engage in difficult conversations, to work as members of teams, and to practice with sharpened awareness and skills drawn from improvement science and patient safety.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing Works to Include Quality and Safety Competency Development in Nursing Curricula
"By and large, hospitals that want to educate health professionals about quality, safety, and teamwork have to start from scratch with each new graduate they hire" says Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Nursing (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA). She is involved in a national initiative to change that reality.
University of Missouri-Columbia Wins 2005 Clarion National Case Competition
On April 8, 2005, Clarion hosted the first national case competition by teams of health professions students from academic medical centers throughout the country. Each of seven teams presented its analysis of a sentinel event using a standardized protocol followed by strategies designed to avoid such events in the future.
University of Minnesota Has Learners Train Together in Interprofessional Teams
Along with learning the skills of their profession, learners at University of Minnesota’s health professional programs are learning how to work with one another in interprofessional teams.
Q&A with Dr. Les Hall and Dr. Linda Headrick
Get the inside scoop as to how quality improvement and patient safety were integrated into the University of Missouri School of Medicine's curriculum in 2002 — and how faculty and students can enact change at their own schools.
Mayo HPEC Case: Implementing a System-wide Yet Customized Quality Improvement Curriculum
In 2005, Mayo School of Graduate Medication Education implemented a program to train all its resident and fellows - more than 1,500 students on three campuses - in quality improvement and safety
Developing Health Professionals Capable of Continually Improving Health Care Quality, Safety and Value: The Health Professional Educator’s Work
This piece by Dr. Paul Batalden is a concise description of what has been learned by educators in the health professions about weaknesses in the curricula and settings for the improvement of care and offers a formula for change.
Graduate Nursing Education in Safe and Effective Care
Clemson University School of Nursing (Clemson, South Carolina, USA) paired Quality, Safety, and/or Risk Management Directors in upstate South Carolina health care organizations with graduate nursing students to conduct semester-long improvement projects focused on the application of performance improvement models to enhance patient care processes.
Emory University School of Medicine Department of Medicine Performance Improvement Posters
Emory University J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program conducted performance improvement projects as part of a Performance Improvement curriculum from October 2007 through March 31, 2008. At the end of the year, we had a poster session displaying the 25 projects as well as a Performance Improvement Grand Rounds during Medical Grand Rounds.
Reinventing Nursing Education
Nurses are getting an early education on delivering more effective care to patients by learning about Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) concepts as part of their nursing school programs.