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By IHI Open School | Thursday, Dec 19, 2013
At the 25th Annual IHI National Forum, the IHI Open School team decided to present a different type of session. Instead of one or two people lecturing to an audience, we crowdsourced the knowledge and had a debate.  In two sessions, both titled “Getting By With a Little Help From … Students?,” we asked Forum attendees to debate whether students were actually helpful to institutional quality improvement projects. We covered three topics (time, interprofessional challenges, and goal alignment) in ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, National Forum
By Mike Briddon | Monday, Dec 09, 2013
There's a good chance that Rishi Desai, MD, has taught you something. If not you, he's almost certainly taught someone you know. Desai, a pediatric infectious disease attending at Stanford University School of Medicine, creates content about health care and medicine for the wildly popular Khan Academy.   Desai, the Medicine Team Lead at the Khan Academy, humbly estimates that he's delivered about two million lessons. There's no question that he delivered an eye-opening one at the IHI Faculty M ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, National Forum
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013
By Rebekka K. Sneed, USD Sanford School of Medicine, Class of 2016, IHI Open School — South Dakota Chapter President This past August, three IHI Open School Chapter Leaders and I attended a state-wide interprofessional education (IPE) summit in South Dakota, the third conference in the country focused on this topic, and the first to be state-wide. We felt that the conference, designed to fuel conversations across our state on the importance of implementing IPE opportunities in our health scien ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Chapter Network, Chapter Leader, South Dakota Chapter, Interprofessional Education and Practice
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
By Don Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, IHI, Katharine Luther, RN, MPM, Vice President, Hospital Portfolio Planning and Administration, IHI, and Kedar Mate, MD, Vice President, IHI If you’re involved in teaching residents, are the quality and safety goals of your Graduate Medical Education (GME) program directly aligned with those of your sponsor organizations? Do you know? If you’re a quality officer, are the faculty and residents in your organization making a signific ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013
This is the fourth post in an occasional series by Kyle E. Johnson, PMP, Administrative Fellow, St. Charles Health System, about how the IHI Open School courses are helping to change culture in the hospital. Click here to see his first three posts. After the announcement that the IHI Basic Certificate would be the foundation for quality improvement training and education at St. Charles, one of my colleagues experienced a medical error. She had just picked up some asthma medication for her 2-y ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Chapter Network, Leadership, Teamwork, Communication
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