News and Commentary Retooling for Quality and Safety: The Results Are In!

With support from the Macy Foundation, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement partnered with six schools of medicine and nursing across the country to teach students interprofessionally about quality improvement and patient safety. In just one academic year, there were 1,374 student encounters in classrooms, simulation centers and clinical settings.

Lead investigators from the six schools and the IHI Open School for Health Professions discuss results and common challenges in an article published in the December issue of Health Affairs, including:

    Which learning goals require interprofessional education; How to create clinically based improvement learning for all students; and How to demonstrate the effects on students’ behavior, organizational practice and benefits to patients.

Read our grantee profile to learn more about the initiative.

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