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CAQHI Program - Fall 2022

CAQHI-2 | LEVEL: ADVANCED
For questions, please contact the I-QIPS Team



APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

The I-QIPS is accepting applications for the Fall 2022 (Group: CAQHI-2) offering of the Certificate for Added Qualification in Healthcare Improvement Program. This advanced-level QI certificate program is eligible for CME credit, and it is offered at no cost to BCM and affiliated applicants; although, space is limited.

More information about the program, including eligibility requirements and CME, is available on the program overview page.


APPLICATION PROCESS

DEADLINE: Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ 11:59 PM CT

Only fully completed applications received by the indicated deadline will be considered. In order for an application to be considered complete, the required Letter of Support MUST be uploaded to the application at the time of its submission. Incomplete applications and/or late submissions will not be considered.

Prior to submitting an application, please:
  • Carefully review the information provided below and on the CAQHI Progam overview page regarding eligibility requirements and criteria for completion.
  • Be prepared to provide the below information on the application form where prompted. Note: Both items are described in detail on the CAQHI Program overview page.
    1. QI Project
    2. Letter of Support

READY TO APPLY?

Select the "Apply Now" button to begin the online application process. You will be asked to create a User ID and Password, which will allow you to save and return to your work.

Note: Unless you complete the application fully and select the "submit" button at the end of the form, your application will not be submitted for review.

Applicant Acknowledgement: By submitting an application for the Fall 2022 CAQHI Program, the applicant acknowledges that they are applying simultaneously for BOTH of the below courses, which are requirements of the certificate program and associated specifically with this respective CAQHI Program offering (Group: CAQHI-2):

An accepted CAQHI Program application provides the applicant with automatic enrollment in both courses (they do not need to apply separately for each course), provided that all stated course requirements are successfully completed. HOWEVER, prior to the start of each course, learners enrolled in the CAQHI Program are required to confirm their continued intention for enrollment/participation in the respective course. To do so, their prompt attention and reply to I-QIPS communications sent to them in this regard is kindly requested.

Note: The above courses also are available separately and without enrollment in the CAQHI Program. An applicant who is interested in taking only one of the courses, or would like to take both courses without participating in the CAQHI Program, should apply separately for each respective course of interest. To do so, visit the Education page, where Calls for Applications (by course) are announced when available. Additionally, you are encouraged to sign-up to receive emails regarding I-QIPS news and announcements (including Calls for Applications) by selecting the "subscribe" button on the home page.




SNAPSHOT

CAQHI Program Milestones

To view a high-level snapshot of certificate program requirements and associated timelines:

STEP 1

Course 1: QI Jump Start - Fall 2022 (1586-7)

The QI Jump Start course is the first of two required courses for the CAQHI Program. This intermediate-level course builds upon foundational skills, as well as those concepts acquired from each course session.

The topics covered in the course include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • systems/design thinking and redesign
  • models for healthcare improvement
  • basic measures and tools for conducting quality improvement (QI)
  • adult learning theory and mentoring
  • QI scholarship

Visit the QI Jump Start - Fall 2022 (1586-7) course offering page to view the following information about the noted offering:

  • Course Resources
  • Course Schedule
  • Attendance Policy
  • Required Course Assignments & Assessments

Course Completion Requirements

The successful completion of the QI Jump Start course, as required for the CAQHI Program, is provided on the CAQHI Program overview page.

Visit the QI Jump Start course overview page to view the following information about the overall course:

  • Goal and Target Audience
  • Learning Objectives
  • Content
  • Delivery
  • Criteria for Completion
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation
  • Evaluation

STEP 2

Course 2: Leading Healthcare Improvement (LHI) - Spring 2023 (1601-5)

The Leading Healthcare Improvement (LHI) course is the second of two required courses for the CAQHI Program. This advanced-level course is designed to develop leaders of interprofessional improvement teams within their clinical settings.

The topics covered in the course include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • transformational goals
  • effective leadership
  • identifying internal and external stakeholders essential to change projects
  • cultural barriers and facilitators of organizational change

Visit the LHI - Spring 2023 (1601-5) course offering page to view the following information about the noted offering:

  • Course Resources
  • Course Schedule
  • Attendance Policy
  • Required Course Assignments & Assessments

Course Completion Requirements

The successful completion of the Leading Healthcare Improvement (LHI) course, as required for the CAQHI Program, is provided on the CAQHI Program overview page.

Visit the LHI course overview page to view the following information about the overall course:

  • Goal and Target Audience
  • Learning Objectives
  • Content
  • Delivery
  • Criteria for Completion
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation
  • Evaluation

STEP 3

Capstone: Healthcare Improvement Project

As the final required step of the CAQHI Program, each enrolled learner is responsible for completing and submitting one (1) healthcare improvement capstone project.


Capstone Submission Instructions

Use the below button to view the Capstone Submission Instructions, where the following information is provided to help you prepare the items required for your capstone project submission:

  • Capstone Submission Process (2-step process, including streamlined Capstone Submission Form)
  • Project Requirement
  • Submission Requirement
  • Evaluation Criteria

Capstone Submission Deadline

Monday, July 3, 2023 @ 11:59 PM CT

Follow the Capstone Submission Instructions to prepare your submission and ensure alignment with all stated requirements and criteria.

To submit your capstone project, complete and submit the online Capstone Submission Form (referenced in the instructions) by the noted deadline.

A direct link (URL) to the submission form is provided to enrolled CAQHI Program learners at the conclusion of Course 2: Leading Healthcare Improvement.

Capstone Completion Requirements

The successful completion of the capstone project, as required for the CAQHI Program, is provided on the CAQHI Program overview page.

Visit the same page (CAQHI Program overview) to view the following information about the overall program:

  • Goal and Target Audience
  • Learning Objectives
  • Content and Delivery
  • Criteria for Completion*
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation
  • Evaluation

*Note: Detailed requirements specific to the capstone project are provided in the CAQHI Program Criteria for Completion section, including its requisite registration to the BCM I-QIPS QI Project Registry.