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By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013
Editor’s Note Colleen McCormick, a fourth-year medical student from Wright State University in Ohio, is using the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum to conduct her first quality improvement project. She’s ambitious, excited, and curious, and she’s ready to share the ups and downs of her project with the IHI Open School community. Every Wednesday, for the next two months, Colleen will write a blog post about her progress. Follow along as she discusses what it’s like to be a stude ... read full post


Tag(s): Improvement Stories, Quality Improvement, Medical Education, Wright State University,
By IHI Open School | Friday, Jan 18, 2013
Carolyn Stramecki said she learned a lot from the IHI Open School course QI 104 “Putting It All Together – How Quality Improvement Works in Real Health Settings.” She displayed that learning in an improvement project that won her the Dr. Heller Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, offered by NAHQ, in collaboration with IHI and Midas+, honors the memory of Christopher Jonas Heller, MD. Heller, who died in 2010, was a distinguished physician and surgeon with a vision for quality improvement. ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Communication, Improvement Stories, End of Life Care, National Forum, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Quality Improvement, Quality Improvement Projects
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