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By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
More than 500,000 people have passed through the virtual doors of the IHI Open School. This means over half a million students, residents, and faculty equipped with the necessary skills — in improvement science, leadership, and community organizing — to lead change.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Leadership, Improvement Capability
By IHI Open School | Friday, May 20, 2016
Sandra Kaus was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. Then, two weeks later, she learned it could have been caught a year before. “All I could think about was my boys," Mrs. Kaus said. "Who was going to raise them?”


Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016
John T. James, Ph.D. was the chief toxicologist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston, Texas, until his retirement in 2014. He recently spoke to an IHI Open School Chapter as a nationally recognized advocate for patient safety and quality improvement in health care — after the death of his son, Alex. (Caption The James family at 14,260 feet above sea level on Mt. Evans in Colorado. John is at left and Alex is in the center.) My son was born after my wife had thr ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety
By IHI Open School | Friday, Nov 20, 2015
Amanda Hobbs knows that it might sound counterintuitive to try to increase reports of adverse events at a health clinic. But Hobbs, a doctoral student in industrial engineering at Purdue University, believes this is an essential step in improving care. In her winning essay for the David Calkins Memorial Scholarship, Amanda describes her efforts to uncover errors in care delivery at the clinic where she works as a quality improvement analyst, and reflects on the challenge and potential of culture ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, National Forum
By IHI Open School | Monday, Sep 28, 2015
The Open School network is growing — and our Regional Leaders are here to support your Chapter whether you’re a start-up or well-established. What do Regional Leaders do? They’re long-time members of the Open School who can help Chapters on a one-to-one basis. Try them out when you have questions about planning events, finding resources in the Open School, connecting with other Chapters in your region, or brainstorming activities for your Chapter.To highlight the expertise of our Regional Leader ... read full post


Tag(s): Regional Open School Leader, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Chapter Leader
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