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About Us

Established in 2017 under the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies, founded and directed by Michael Fordis, MD, the Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (I-QIPS) at Baylor College of Medicine provides a home and focus for College-wide educational and training initiatives, resources, and recognition for BCM faculty and staff interested in expanding their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the science, application, and teaching of quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) to benefit BCM and its affiliated learners across the educational continuum.

With all efforts aligned with the College's clinical and educational missions and priorities for the purposes of improving outcomes, patient health, and value, the goals of the I-QIPS serve to ensure that:

  • faculty and staff are trained and proficient in the principles and practice of QI/PS;
  • some of those who are trained, also become expert educators; and
  • select experts advance to become masters or scholars who also are engaged in research and discovery.

Comprised of leaders across the educational and clinical enterprise, the I-QIPS team reflects a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds.

Overall, the I-QIPS serves as an institutional resource in providing up-to-date QI/PS educational offerings and tools for healthcare professionals, educators, and students, as well as in facilitating collaboration, development, discovery, application of new research solutions, frameworks, and changing initiatives designed to maximize QI/PS and the education of these topics.

Our Team

The I-QIPS team is comprised of leaders from across the educational and clinical enterprise, bringing with them a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds in QI and patient safety.

Their expertise is reflected across the valuable contributions they make within the following roles: