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Key Takeaways from 2014 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

By IHI Open School | Thursday, April 17, 2014

By: The Open School Team


It's been a week since the conclusion of the 2014 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, and the IHI Open School team still can't get over our excitement. For those who weren't there to experience the energy and enthusiasm generated by students, juniors, and faculty at the 2014 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, here are some of our key takeaways: 




1-   Student improvers are more visible than ever. This year more than 100 students and juniors, and many more faculty, joined us in Paris. For the first time, three students and juniors were invited on stage before Maureen Bisognano’s opening keynote to introduce themselves and share their pledges to improve the care they deliver.




2-     Improvement competency resources are still in great demand, both inside and outside of formal training. Carly Strang, Director of Operations for the IHI Open School, joined a panel on National and Regional Initiatives to Build Health Worker Improvement Competencies, which pledged to transform learning for health workers and students alike. Learn more about the key takeaways and view a mindmap of the session on the USAID Assist Project Blog 


3-   The generosity of experienced faculty is integral to the engagement of the next generation of health leaders. We were thrilled to be able to offer sessions on quality improvement story telling by Paul Batalden, MD, the launch of an improvement mobilization effort by Don Berwick, MD, MPP and Don Goldmann, MD, and a look inside IHI’s global strategy with Pedro Delgado, MSc. 


Thank you to the students, juniors, faculty, and health professionals who made this year’s Forum a success! Special thanks to our Regional Leaders Jo-Inge Myhre (Europe), Andy Carson-Stevens (UK & Ireland Lead), Nikki Davey (England), Aled Jones (Wales), Marie Kehoe-O'Sullivian (Ireland), Gavin Lavery (Northern Ireland), and Kevin Rooney (Scotland), and Krishna Chinthapalli (Associate Editor at the BMJ) for planning and leading the Forum program.


To see more highlights from the Forum check out our collection of tweets and images on Storify!

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