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CAQHI Program - Fall 2024

CAQHI-4 | LEVEL: ADVANCED
For questions, please contact the I-QIPS Team

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Applications for the Fall 2024 (Group: CAQHI-4) offering of the Certificate for Added Qualification in Healthcare Improvement (CAQHI) Program are closed. Applicants are notified directly regarding selection decisions.

More information about the CAQHI Program, including eligibility requirements and CME/MOC credit is provided below and on the CAQHI program overview page.

To be notified when applications are open for the next program offering, subscribe (on I-QIPS home page) to receive I-QIPS news and announcements.

Note: Accepted applicants of the Fall 2024 (Group: CAQHI-4) Certificate of Added Qualification in Healthcare Improvement (CAQHI) Program are automatically enrolled in this course, and do not need to submit a separate application.

Applicant Acknowledgement
By submitting an application* for the Fall 2024 CAQHI Program, the applicant acknowledges BOTH of the following:

  1. The applicant is applying simultaneously for BOTH of the below courses (no need to apply separately for each course), which are requirements of the certificate program and associated specifically with this respective CAQHI Program offering (Group: CAQHI-4):
  2. *An accepted CAQHI Program application provides the applicant with automatic enrollment in both courses, provided that all stated course requirements are successfully completed. As such, enrolled learners are responsible for ensuring that they meet all course and program requirements throughout the term of the program, as well as for providing timely responses to all I-QIPS communications.


  3. The applicant understands that, upon the conclusion of Course 2, they are responsible for directly proceeding with the completion and submission of their Capstone Project by its indicated deadline (June 30, 2025).

    Further, the applicant understands that their Capstone Project must be submitted online via the appropriate Capstone Submission Form, as instructed in the "Capstone Project" Quick Link (below).




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 2024 (1586-9)

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 2024 (1586-9) 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

Requierments for the successful completion of the QI Jump Start course, as required for the CAQHI Program, is described 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 2025 (1601-7)

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 2025 (1601-7) 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

Requirements for the successful completion of the Leading Healthcare Improvement (LHI) course, as required for the CAQHI Program, is described 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 (Group: CAQHI-4)

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 Completion Requirements

The successful completion of the capstone project is based on the continuity of the project (in its development and implementation) across both of the CAQHI Program-required courses, as well as per stated CAQHI Program criteria for completion, which includes the items specified in the Capstone Project Requirements and Criteria section below.

Capstone Submission Instructions (Group: CAQHI-4)

Submission Deadline: Monday, June 30, 2025 @ 11:59 PM

SUBMITTING YOUR CAPSTONE PROJECT

After reviewing the Requirements and Criteria section (below) and ensuring your capstone project aligns with the stated Project Requirements:

  • STEP 1. Complete each item listed in the Submission Requirements section.

  • STEP 2. Use the below button to access the Capstone Submission Form for the respective CAQHI Program Group in which you are enrolled. (If prompted, enter your BCM ECA credentials.)

Requirements and Criteria


PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

The completed capstone project should be leadership-approved and a culmination of the learner's applied learning over the term of the certificate program (across both required training courses).

Further, the project should include at least one (1) full/complete Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle (not including baseline data collection), and data from the PDSA cycle must be presented in the required abstract submission described below.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Each of the below items is required for the capstone submission process. You will be prompted to enter or upload these items when completing the Capstone Submission Form noted above (Step 2).

  • QI PROJECT REGISTRY: The capstone project must be registered in the I-QIPS QI Project Registry at the start of Course 1 (QI Jump Start), with ongoing project updates recorded in the registry across the duration of the certificate program: Course 1, Course 2 (LHI), and through project completion/close-out.

    Note: ALL sections and data fields of the QI Project Registry must be fully completed for your project, at the time of its submission. The QI Project Registry is used by I-QIPS Leadership to review submitted Capstone Projects.

    Tip: When completing the Capstone Submission Form, you will need the following information from the QI Project Registry for your registered project:

    • Project Title
    • Project Implementation Location
    • Project ID #
    • Project Link (URL)

  • ABSTRACT: The completed capstone project should be submitted as a 500-word abstract, and the abstract must include ALL of the following components:

    • Background
    • Relevance/Impact
    • SMART Aim/Goals
    • Methods/Interventions
    • Results
    • Conclusions/Implications

    These components are described more fully in the Capstone Submission Form.

  • OPTIONAL FIGURE: One (1) optional figure may be included in the submission, if applicable.


EVALUATION CRITERIA

The submitted healthcare improvement Capstone Project (Abstract), described above, will be evaluated based upon the Capstone Evaluation Rubric provided with the Capstone Submission Form noted above (Step 2).