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By IHI Open School | Friday, Aug 29, 2014
From left to right, Eric Sid, Nicole Kim, Huong Le, and Juan Magana, members of the IHI Open School Chapter at the University of Washington, won a national case competition this spring. Harlan Reeves’s heart is failing. He’s 69, and his family is struggling to pay its medical bills. His grown children disagree about whether he should live at home or move to an assisted living facility. How can the providers improve his care? This April, health students analyzed this fictional case in the ann ... read full post


Tag(s): Chapter Activity, End of Life Care, interprofessional learning
By Mike Briddon | Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
In early 2014, a team from the University of Toronto approached the IHI Open School with an idea for a new online course. The team -- Professor Brian Wong and medical students Raman Srivastava and Marisa Leon-Carlyle -- loved the improvement and safety focus of our catalog, but really thought we could use some additional education on cost and value in health care.Eight months later, the course -- TA 103 Auality, Cost, and Value in Health Care -- is ready to launch. The University of Toronto will ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality, Cost, and Value
By IHI Open School | Monday, Aug 11, 2014
Every week for the last three years, Dr. James Moses has driven from Boston Medical Center (BMC) to IHI's office in Cambridge. As the IHI Open School's Academic Advisor, he helps our team determine priorities, develop content, and engage our community of learners around the world. Last week, for the first time, we went to visit him. Dr. Moses is a pediatrician and the Medical Director of Quality Improvement at BMC, a safety net hospital with 496 beds and about 6,000 employees. He invited our e ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Quality Improvement Projects, Patient Safety
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