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  • Program Commitment
    IHI My Filters Background Elements of Fellowship Program Commitment Currently selected Current Fellows Fellowship Alumni FAQs Apply Fellowships at IHI Background Elements of Fellowship Program Commitment Current Fellows Fellowship Alumni FAQs Apply Need Help Contact Catherine Warchal Faculty and Fellowship Coordinator IHI Email cwarchal ihi org Call 617 301 4989 IHI Offering Page Program Commitment Page Content Expectations It is important that fellows have the full support and backing of their home institution Fellows remain employed by their home organization and continue to receive salary and benefits for the fellowship year It is expected that fellows will remain in or be promoted to highly leveraged positions upon completing the fellowship in order to realize the full benefit of their fellowship experience What Are Employers Saying Sal Bognanni MHSA Director of Clinical Performance Improvement Iowa Health System April 2009 The Iowa Health System investment in the IHI Fellowship Program has paid great dividends Gail Nielsen continued to provide advice and guidance to key quality and safety initiatives during her fellowship The education and experience of being an IHI fellow was invaluable in taking Gail s skill sets to new level Upon her return the system reframed her position to allow her to use her new capabilities in advancing our Quality and Safety IQ Gail has been responsible for accelerating our efforts in high leverage quality and safety efforts and has established a Learning Network for imbedding key skills and tools for building enduring value in our system Our patients have been the ultimate beneficiary from this investment Jeffrey V Smith MD JD Executive Director Contra Costa Regional Medical Center And Health Centers April 2009 The Merck Fellowship was an invaluable opportunity for us as a healthcare system When we sent Anna Roth to Harvard at the start of her fellowship we

    Original URL path: http://www.ihi.org/Engage/Fellowships/Pages/commitment.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • FAQs
    to IHI Training IHI Open School Resources Resources Overview How to Improve Measures Changes Improvement Stories Tools Publications IHI White Papers Case Studies Audio and Video Presentations Posterboards Other Websites Regions Regions Overview Africa Asia Pacific Europe Latin America Middle East North America Engage with IHI Engage with IHI Overview Collaboratives Initiatives Membership Programs Fellowship Programs Strategic Partnerships Customized Services Blogs and User Groups Home Engage with IHI Fellowships at IHI FAQs Fellowships at IHI Fellowships at IHI My Filters Background Elements of Fellowship Program Commitment Current Fellows Fellowship Alumni FAQs Currently selected Apply Fellowships at IHI Background Elements of Fellowship Program Commitment Current Fellows Fellowship Alumni FAQs Apply Need Help Contact Catherine Warchal Faculty and Fellowship Coordinator IHI Email cwarchal ihi org Call 617 301 4989 IHI Offering Page FAQs Page Content I am in training just completed training Am I eligible for the fellowship The fellowship is designed for mid careers professionals who will return to senior leadership positions in their home organizations As a test we would however consider a very strong application from a more junior candidate All successful candidates must have full time employment with an organization who will sponsor them for the fellowship salary and benefits for the year are paid by the home organization and who shows commitment to leveraging the fellow s learning appropriately post fellowship I would like to come to IHI as a fellow for three months Is this possible Fellowships are one year in duration July through June We are not currently able to meet requests for shorter fellowships Can I work half time for my home organization while completing the fellowship No To benefit fully from the intense learning experience that a fellowship offers fellows should have no day to day responsibilities at their home organization during the

    Original URL path: http://www.ihi.org/Engage/Fellowships/Pages/FAQ.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • Apply
    Improvement Innovation People How to Get Involved Finances In the News Supporters Careers Contact FAQs Topics All Topics A Z Improvement Capability Person Family Centered Care Patient Safety Quality Cost and Value Triple Aim for Populations Education Education Overview Conferences In Person Training Virtual Training Audio and Video Programs Passport to IHI Training IHI Open School Resources Resources Overview How to Improve Measures Changes Improvement Stories Tools Publications IHI White Papers Case Studies Audio and Video Presentations Posterboards Other Websites Regions Regions Overview Africa Asia Pacific Europe Latin America Middle East North America Engage with IHI Engage with IHI Overview Collaboratives Initiatives Membership Programs Fellowship Programs Strategic Partnerships Customized Services Blogs and User Groups Home Engage with IHI Fellowships at IHI Apply Fellowships at IHI Fellowships at IHI My Filters Background Elements of Fellowship Program Commitment Current Fellows Fellowship Alumni FAQs Apply Currently selected Fellowships at IHI Background Elements of Fellowship Program Commitment Current Fellows Fellowship Alumni FAQs Apply Need Help Contact Catherine Warchal Faculty and Fellowship Coordinator IHI Email cwarchal ihi org Call 617 301 4989 IHI Offering Page Apply Page Content Fellowship Applications This will mark the final year of the year long on site Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellowship and the Kaiser Permanente Sponsored Safety Net Fellowship We will continue to host fellows sponsored by their home organization or who secure funding from foundations or philanthropies as we pursue additional funding sources for an open application fellowship Who s Eligible Successful candidates are typically mid career professionals who will return to a position in their home organization to lead transformative change We would however consider a very strong application from a candidate earlier in their career Applicants and their organizations must demonstrate commitment to advancing health care quality and results Fellows must remain employed by their home

    Original URL path: http://www.ihi.org/Engage/Fellowships/Pages/apply.aspx (2016-02-01)
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  • Improvement Journeys: Essays by IHI Fellows
    Improvement Journeys Essays by IHI Fellows Cambridge Massachusetts Institute for Healthcare Improvement December 2012 This collection of first person essays is written by IHI Fellows reflecting their personal stories about what fuels the passion of these dedicated professionals to improve health and health care The IHI Fellowship Program is a year long immersion program for mid career health professionals who spend one year at IHI s office in Cambridge Massachusetts and return to their home organizations to lead transformative change Documents Documents Improvement Journeys Essays by IHI Fellows Average Content Rating 0 user Your comments were submitted successfully Please enter a comment Please login to rate or comment on this content User Comments by Michelle Briley 12 7 2015 2 08 32 PM Each of the essays brings an insight into the quality of care which is rarely seen today The phrase that really pops is slow down as each health care professional is hurried to increase patient flow in turn to increase profitability The patient is allowing us as health care professionals into their lives to care to heal to comfort to improve All of these are the basics upon which our occupations were derived The need is to return to the basics and to build better relationships and better care for patients Thank you for the essays focus on quality of care loading Did you find this user comment useful people found this user comment useful Report This by Rachel Dennis 1 9 2013 2 04 52 PM This group of essays from clearly some very intelligent and passionate people is fabulous what a great opportunity they all had through the IHI Fellowship scheme loading Did you find this user comment useful people found this user comment useful Report This by Julie Ward Jones 12 18 2012 9 38 15 AM What wonderful glimpses into the thoughts and personal reflections of passionate people The passion can often bring frustration but always the journey brings us back to those we serve and why we strive to not only work with and for our patients but to improve loading Did you find this user comment useful people found this user comment useful Report This Show More Comments Loading You are about to report a violation of our Terms of Use All reports are strictly confidential Reason Select One Contains profanity or violence Spam Defamatory Illegal Unlawful Copyright Violation Other Please select a reason for this report Add a Note Your comments were submitted successfully There was an error reporting your complaint More on This Topic Loading Pages first last WIHI Personal Mastery for Transformational Leadership December 17 2015 We might spend our entire working lives striving to become better colleagues and leaders and more effective team members Dr Neil Baker works with health care organizations to enhance leadership and team impact he offers effective ways to interrupt unproductive reactive patterns to get back on the right track Profiles in Improvement Azhar Ali IHI Executive Director Middle East and Asia Pacific

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  • WIHI Archive
    for Shared Decision Making January 28 2016 If you work in primary care today odds are good that you re seeing patients with multiple chronic conditions Even if a provider and patient work together to choose the right medications and agree on making some lifestyle changes that will improve health the best laid plans often fall apart WIHI Realizing What Matters to Patients and Families January 14 2016 A few years ago IHI and others began suggesting to providers that instead of routinely asking patients What s the matter with you they should begin asking What matters to you WIHI Personal Mastery for Transformational Leadership December 17 2015 We might spend our entire working lives striving to become better colleagues and leaders and more effective team members Dr Neil Baker works with health care organizations to enhance leadership and team impact he offers effective ways to interrupt unproductive reactive patterns to get back on the right track WIHI Harnessing Improvement to Reduce Diagnostic Errors and Delays December 1 2015 One in twenty adults suffers a diagnostic error every year How do we take such a formidable analysis and wake up call about patient safety and turn it into opportunity WIHI Medicare Reimbursement and Meaningful Conversations about End of Life Care November 19 2015 This WIHI explores whether the new US Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services payment options to reimburse practitioners for talking with Medicare recipients about end of life care preferences make advance care planning more likely to happen and encourage health professionals to gain the necessary skills for such discussions WIHI Accelerating Improvement The Enduring Value of Collaboratives November 12 2015 One hallmark of the health care improvement movement has been the way in which diverse organizations and teams come together to gain the knowledge skills and confidence needed

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  • WIHI: Medicare Reimbursement and Meaningful Conversations about End-of-Life Care
    of Medicine Alpert Medical School of Brown University Harriet Warshaw Executive Director The Conversation Project Holly Oh MD Chief Medical Officer The Dimock Center Jocelyn Moore Managing Director The Glover Park Group On October 30 the US Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services CMS announced that starting January 1 CMS will reimburse physicians and other practitioners for talking with any Medicare recipient about their health care preferences at the end of life also known as advance care planning Caught up in a political maelstrom several years ago CMS has now caught up with a growing desire of patients and loved ones to express and have health care respect their wishes Talking with a trusted provider before one is faced with a terminal illness can be an important part of the process The good news is that more people today appreciate the need to articulate their preferences regarding end of life care We know this from surveys and our own experiences and because multiple initiatives including Respecting Choices and The Conversation Project TCP have tapped into a groundswell of interest in tools and resources to conduct discussions about end of life care wherever they can occur around the kitchen table at family gatherings at community centers and in the workplace The next frontier is for health care to reliably receive record and respect everyone s stated wishes Will the new CMS payment options make advance care discussions more likely and encourage health professionals to gain the necessary skills That s certainly the hope and we sorted through the latest developments on this WIHI Watch Highlights from the WIHI Broadcast Silverlight web part for playing Audio and Video files Listen to the Audio Broadcast Silverlight web part for playing Audio and Video files Download and subscribe to WIHI podcasts on iTunes Documents Documents WIHI Slides WIHI Resources WIHI Chat Average Content Rating 0 user Your comments were submitted successfully Please enter a comment Please login to rate or comment on this content User Comments Show More Comments Loading You are about to report a violation of our Terms of Use All reports are strictly confidential Reason Select One Contains profanity or violence Spam Defamatory Illegal Unlawful Copyright Violation Other Please select a reason for this report Add a Note Your comments were submitted successfully There was an error reporting your complaint More on This Topic Loading Pages first last WIHI New Tools and Thinking for Shared Decision Making January 28 2016 If you work in primary care today odds are good that you re seeing patients with multiple chronic conditions Even if a provider and patient work together to choose the right medications and agree on making some lifestyle changes that will improve health the best laid plans often fall apart WIHI Realizing What Matters to Patients and Families January 14 2016 A few years ago IHI and others began suggesting to providers that instead of routinely asking patients What s the matter with you they should begin asking What matters to you

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  • All
    come together to gain the knowledge skills and confidence needed to implement change The most celebrated of these models over the past few decades has been the collaborative as simple a concept as it is radical WIHI How Health Care Organizations Can Create Equity in the Community October 29 2015 Health and health care improvement communities in the US are focusing on equity and racial disparities in some important new ways WIHI Relationships Count Community Health Workers and Team Based Care October 15 2015 Community health workers CHWs are increasingly being utilized to bridge gaps for patients between health care home and the community This WIHI explores the growing interest in CHWs that is sparking some important discussions and the development of innovative programs WIHI Getting Right Care Right October 1 2015 There s growing awareness of the need to curb health care s overuse of interventions that lack a strong evidence base unnecessarily subject patients to potential harm and are more expensive than equally effective cheaper alternatives WIHI What Students in the Health Professions Can Do for You and Improvement September 17 2015 When you imagine the legions of quality improvers around the globe working hard to transform health and health care does your picture include students WIHI Saving Lives by Design Lessons for All from Ghana s Project Fives Alive July 23 2015 One of the biggest ongoing challenges facing health and health care quality improvers is moving from small scale successes to large scale ones That s why it s incredibly inspiring to learn from initiatives like Project Fives Alive that are cracking the code WIHI The Echo Effect of Project ECHO s Access to Specialty Care July 9 2015 There s telemedicine and then there s Project ECHO What began in 2003 as a process for improving access to treatment for people in New Mexico suffering from Hepatitis C now offers support and learning for 30 different diseases and conditions impacting patients in some 22 states WIHI The IHI Triple Aim Lessons from the First Seven Years June 25 2015 It s never been easy to define an overall strategy for the transformation of US health care And that may explain why the Triple Aim has been so resonant with so many What does the Triple Aim mean after seven years WIHI Disability Competent Care June 11 2015 A lot of progress has been made the past several decades for people with disabilities But there are still barriers and biases that prevent disabled individuals from leading full lives and fully accessing health care WIHI Now What Best Practices for Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients May 21 2015 When someone is first diagnosed with cancer those first few days and weeks can be terribly disorienting A growing number of providers patients and observers believe there are particular ways the health care system can behave and best practices that can be deployed to ease this initial hard part of the cancer journey WIHI Leaning In Oregon s Coordinated Care

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  • The Health Care Improvement Conference
    annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care Lend your voice share your ideas and join a force of great minds that will inspire and challenge you on December 4 7 2016 in Orlando FL USA This conference is more than a chance to network with nearly 6 000 health care professionals and gain actionable ideas for your organization It s also an opportunity to play a part in effecting real change in health care quality and safety Watch past National Forum keynote presentations 2015 Turtles by Donald Berwick MD MPP 2014 AND is the New OR by Maureen Bisognano and Derek Feeley 2014 A Report from Xanadu by Donald Berwick MD MPP Video Why Attend the IHI National Forum Why Attend the IHI National Forum Hawaii Pacific Health has made the investment to come all the way to the IHI National Forum for over 10 years to help us focus re energize and get pure simple advice We bring people to the Forum who have the potential to be leaders in the organization For many of them it s really eye opening to see that quality improvement involves thousands of people worldwide Michael Mihara MD Chairperson Alapono Committee for Patient Safety Quality Pali Momi Medical Center Hawai i Pacific Health Val ue For what we get in value the cost is nominal We include folks who aren t necessarily yet the leaders in the institution The transformation they get from seeing this body of knowledge sharing the stories and collaborating with others from around the world is invaluable to their development and to what they b ring us back in return Last year and this year we ve sent over a hundred people to the Forum each time Jamal Hakim MD Chief Operating Officer Orlando Health I look forward to it every year I find it an enriching event where there are many lessons to be learned some of which I found myself implementing as soon as I got back home In addition it s great to be around so many like minde d individuals striving to create a better health care system Laurence Karper Vice Chair Psychiatry Lehigh Valley Health Network Pennsylvania I have been inspired at the National Forums by people who improve patient safety and bring improvement science into health care Of course Don Berwick inspires us all and calls us to action with his passion and insight In the breakout sessions I ve found people who share their successes and failures as they work to improve health care so invigorating James Shirley PhD Oklahoma Center for Quality Improvement Tulsa Oklahoma The IHI National Forum is where a lot of us find our passion At the end of the year we get to go and see all the exciting things that people around the world are doing We build connections Peter Nixon Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership Oakland California With all the rapid changes taking place around health care quality I have often felt overwhelmed

    Original URL path: http://www.ihi.org/education/Conferences/Forum2016/Pages/default.aspx (2016-02-01)
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