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By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Duke University's Quality and Innovation Scholars Program (QISP) matches students with physicians and leaders in the Duke Health System to carry out health care improvement projects. So far, the program has reached almost 70 students. In the following interview, Chapter leaders Kathryn Hutchins and Maria Andrews explain how the Chapter got the program off the ground and how other Chapters can create their own practicum. OS How did the Quality and Innovation Scholars Program (QISP) get started? ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality Improvement Projects, Medical Education, Chapter Activity, Health Professions Education, Faculty Advisor, Duke University
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
On a cold, dreary evening last December, the IHI Open School Chapter at Wright State University held a meeting to talk about the concept of quality improvement (QI) and its growing importance in medical professions. The Chapter Leaders hoped the event would expose students to the ideas of QI and to help them get involved in their own QI projects. Brian Patterson, one of the Chapter Leaders, said that their strategy worked “We were delighted at the questions and attentiveness of the audience. Man ... read full post


Tag(s): Chapter Network, Chapter Activity, interprofessional learning
By IHI Open School | Monday, Jan 12, 2015
Congratulations to the IHI Open School Chapter at Emory University, which offered a remarkably successful training on quality improvement last semester. Ariadne DeSimone, an MD/MPH candidate at Emory, worked with her Chapter to develop the interprofessional training program for Emory students. As Ariadne explains, developing a graduate-level training from scratch was no easy task. I joined the Emory University IHI Open School Chapter in May of 2014 as the Director of Education. I was brand new t ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership, Chapter Network, Chapter Activity, interprofessional learning
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 IHI Open School | Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
As the academic year comes to a close for many of our North American students, we’ve been getting all sorts of updates about what they’ve been up to this spring. To celebrate their achievements and highlight some great ideas you can bring to your own location, here’s a look at what (and how) innovative Chapters are learning about quality improvement and patient safety on campuses across the United States and Canada Alaska Faculty and experts taught health science students at the University o ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Chapter Leader, Chapter Activity, Chapter Network, interprofessional learning
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