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June 30, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: Five Practical Strategies for Managing Successful Improvement Projects

  • Karen Baldoza, MSW, Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Christina Gunther-Murphy, MBA, Executive Director, IHI
  • Julianna Spranger, University of Wisconsin Health Improvement Coach

You have a great idea for an improvement project to reduce infection rates at your organization. You and your team have created a meaningful aim, crafted a useful set of measures, and brainstormed several creative change ideas to test in the coming months. There’s support from leadership, energy from staff, and excitement around every corner. You’re ready to go!

Except for one thing — now you need to successfully manage the project…

Managing a quality improvement project is a critical skill for anyone interested in making care — and systems — better where they work. But for many in health care, project management is not a full-time job. In fact, there’s a sizable gap between coming up with a great idea for a project and guiding a team to successful, meaningful improvements. How do you bridge that gap?

That’s what we’ll discuss on the next WIHI, “Five Practical Strategies for Managing Successful Improvement Projects,” on June 30 at 2 PM EST. Our expert panelists — IHI’s Executive Directors Karen Baldoza and Christina Gunther-Murphy; and University of Wisconsin Health Improvement Coach Julianna Spranger — have managed dozens of improvement projects in many different clinical and community settings. In this hour-long session, they’ll share five tried-and-true strategies that have brought them success. 

Whether you're about to manage your first improvement project or your 50th, whether you manage teams of four or teams of 40, you'll walk away with strategies you can test and use immediately, examples you can share with colleagues, and a valuable tool you can bring to your next meeting. We hope to see you on June 30! ​​