Continuing Education

​​​In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

This program is approved to provide 39 credits for physicians, nurses, and Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) recertification. 

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement designates this blended learning activity for a maximum of 39 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is designed to help you:
  • Define and describe Improvement Science and the role of the Model for Improvement as a method, specifically focusing on the psychology of change
  • Employ coaching skills to help improvement teams develop aims, measures, and changes and test those changes through Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles
  • Describe the use of data for improvement, and how to collect and analyze data through this lens in service of understanding variation
  • Use key quality improvement tools and build confidence in coaching others to use them
  • Apply skills in team facilitation, communication, decision making, and coaching to advance the team’s work
  • Practice the skills and behaviors needed to coach improvement teams, as well as leaders and managers, in healthcare and other industries
  • Distinguish between concepts of implementation, sustainability, and scale-up


In order to be eligible for a continuing education certificate, attendees must complete the online evaluation within 30 days of the continuing education activity. After this period, you will be unable to receive a certificate.
Continuing education credits will not be awarded for non-educational activities, including (but not limited to) meals, breaks, and receptions. ​​​​