The overall educational goal of this set of online, self-paced, basic-level learning resources is to provide knowledge and skills in the science of improvement and patient safety to enable the learner, regardless of their role, to actively participate in quality improvement (QI) initiatives at the department level within their institution.
Learners at the “QI beginner-level" should achieve the following competencies:
After reviewing all of the learning resources provided below, the learner will be able to:
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School provides a number of online courses and resources designed to build core skills in improvement, safety, and leadership. BCM residents, faculty, and staff are eligible to obtain free access to Open School course materials and other improvement tools and programs/training provided by the IHI.
Access Instructions: Use the below button to view IHI login instructions. When prompted, USE YOUR BCM CREDENTIALS to proceed to the instructions page.
June 2020: Due to recent IHI changes, if you previously accessed the IHI Open School materials using a BCM passcode, please note that the passcode has expired and is no longer effective. Please use the above button to view updated IHI login instructions. Any inquiries should be directed to: CCITfirstname.lastname@example.org
IHI Certification - Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety
All QI beginner-level learners are encouraged to obtain the Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety, offered through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The required courses for the certification are designed to help the learner gain a foundational understanding of quality improvement and patient safety principles and tools.
To earn and receive the Certificate, learners must complete 13 required courses, as follows: QI 101-105, PS 101-105, TA 101, and L 101. Each course may be accessed below.
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Triple Aim for Populations
Person- and Family-Centered Care
IHI Video Library – Improvement Capability
In addition to obtaining the Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety described above, all QI beginner-level learners are encouraged to review the select videos listed below.
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Other Resources (optional)
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