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By IHI Open School | Friday, Dec 21, 2012
It's interesting to write about "the unique perspective of a business student at a health care conference," when I've spent the last 18 months bringing a health care perspective to business school.   As business students, we're taught to turn financial statements and models into investment decisions. As health care providers, we turn clinical evidence and buildings into care delivery. Both of these tasks are complex, but can be eased by the skill of translation. The business transaction begs ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Student, National Forum, Duke University
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012
Thanks to generous support from the Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Darin Hall (IHIOS SA Fundraising Chair) and I were able to attend the 24th IHI Annual Forum in Orlando. The purpose of the trip was primarily twofold enhancing our improvement skills and sharing best practices with other IHI Open School communities around the world. I want to emphasize the truly global nature of the conference of the 5500+ ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School, Chapter Network, Chapter Leader, National Forum
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Dec 04, 2012
In the second of two parts, fourth-year medical student Niqui Stubbs takes a look at the world of smartphone apps in medicine. Read his first post here. In this installment, Stubbs shares four apps he has found to be very valuable. This year, for the first time ever, I was looking forward to starting a new year at medical school. It is my fourth year, the dreaded year (in the UK health care system) that decides whether you are cut out to be a doctor. No, I was not looking forward to being expect ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, University of Leeds
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012
The Portland State University ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Student
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012
On October 22, about 30 members of our IHI Open School Chapter in South Dakota had the chance to participate in a simulation event we called "Fright Night." Our idea was to bring together students from different fields of health sciences and let them work through scary or worst-case scenarios. Students of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and pharmacy all participated in this memorable event at the Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation in Vermilion, South Dakota ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School, Student, South Dakota Chapter, Chapter Activity, Chapter Leader, interprofessional learning
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