IHI Event: Quality Improvement for Chairs and Chiefs

July 21, 2011

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is offering a 2 day program called “Quality Improvement for Chairs and Chiefs” on November 9-10 in Boston, Massachusetts.  The program faculty “will instruct Department Chairs and Chiefs on how to build will, set bold goals, measure outcomes, and sustain a higher level of quality and patient safety throughout an entire department.”

Clinical leaders face incredible daily challenges, including overseeing patient care, budgetary responsibilities, and teaching requirements, all in a fluid setting filled with constant change. In the post-health care reform environment, there is renewed emphasis on the quality of care provided and producing zero events of harm. One of the most important — yet often overlooked — roles of clinical leaders is engaging physicians and department-wide teams through quality improvement initiatives that align with hospital goals.

In Quality Improvement for Chairs and Chiefs, a new two-day program from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), clinical chairs and chiefs of departments or services will be fully immersed in methods to improve quality throughout their department. From the basic metrics of measurement and assessing performance to leading a culture of quality to strategies for publishing improvement work, this program will provide clinical department heads with the essentials they need to lead a portfolio of department-wide improvement initiatives.

Faculty for the program include:

  • Raj Behal, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Senior Patient Safety Officer, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and in Health Systems Management, Rush University Medical Center
  • Donald Goldmann, MD, IHI Senior Vice President and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
  • Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, FRCS(h), FRCSI(h), Emeritus Gerald B. Healy Chair in Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital, Boston, former Surgeon-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and current Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School
  • Vinod K. Sahney, PhD, IHI Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Richard P. Shannon, MD, Frank Wister Thomas Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Stephen Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR, Director for Quality, Mayo Clinic, and Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Click here for more information or to enroll in the program.

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