American Hospital Association
Health Research & Educational Trust

Quality Improvement Fellowships

The formal application process for the 2017 QI fellowship cohort has ended, however, you are welcome to audit the QI fellowship to gain valuable QI insights from HRET and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) faculty.

Please email HIIN@aha.org to learn more about auditing the 2017 cohort or reserving your spot in the 2018 fellowship cohort.


Foundations for Change

This fellowship is tailored to those who are new to quality improvement. Throughout the fellowship, we will discuss tools like aim statements, driver diagrams and run charts. You will learn to develop and sustain momentum, mitigate common improvement pitfalls and recruit and inspire others to join in your efforts!


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Accelerating Improvement

This fellowship is personalized for those who are looking to assess whether their quality improvement efforts are set up for success. You will learn to utilize data to identify, drive and sustain performance improvement, plan for spread and scale and diminish common improvement difficulties. Lastly, this fellowship will explore reliability and sustainability and how it relates to quality work.


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Once you've applied, register for QI Fellowship events below!

 

 

HRET HIIN QI Fellowship | Creating a Culture of Safety

June 30th, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm (CT)

In hospitals across the US, creating a culture of safety can seem like a daunting and near impossible task requiring more resources than you have, human behavior change, and process redesign that feels like it could take years. We know that there is no singe "silver bullet" for developing a culture that is safe for both patients and staff, but we believe that improvement science can help us get one-step closer to just and fair environment that focuses on the challenges at a system level instead of the individual.

Many of the QI Fellows have asked for a session to dive deeper, focusing on the Framework for Safe and Reliable Care to build a fair and just culture, and we are thrilled to offer this one-hour session with Frank Federico, RPh, a vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and leader of IHI's work in patient safety. This session will start with a brief presentation by Frank and will then turn to answer your questions. You may submit questions in advance here of ask them live. Please join us for this important session to learn more about shifting the culture at your hospital.


HRET HIIN QI Fellowship: Foundations for Change Track Virtual Event

July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm (CT)

Details to follow.

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HRET HIIN QI Fellowship Accelerating Improvement Track Virtual Event

July 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm (CT)

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HRET HIIN QI Fellowship Foundational Track Virtual Event

August 09, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm (CT)

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HRET HIIN QI Fellowship Accelerating Improvement Track Virtual Event

August 09, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm (CT)

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HRET HIIN QI Fellowship Foundational Track Virtual Event

September 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm (CT)

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HRET HIIN QI Fellowship Accelerating Improvement Track Virtual Event

September 13, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm (CT)

Details to follow.

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HIIN QI Fellowship Foundational Track Virtual Event

October 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm (CT)

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HRET HIIN QI Fellowship Accelerating Improvement Track Virtual Event

October 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm (CT)

Details to follow.

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HRET HIIN QI Fellowship Foundational Track Virtual Event

November 08, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm (CT)

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HRET HIIN QI Fellowship Accelerating Improvement Track Virtual Event

November 08, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm (CT)

Details to follow.

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Watch the QI Informational Sesson

By watching this recording, you can learn more about this program and how to sign up for the fellowship!

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The QI fellowship is a professional learning environment that is completely free of charge to those who chose to participate. It is a network of clinicians and quality improvement workers who strive to continually make health care better and safer for all patients. The fellowship includes virtual education events and webinars, office hours, a QI project, and access to IHI’s Open School.

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We will be providing the opportunity to join either the Foundations for Change fellowship track, or the Accelerating Improvement fellowship track.

 Foundations for Change Fellowship  Accelerating Improvement Fellowship

 

 Tailored to those who are new to quality improvement:

  • deploy tools such as aim statements, driver diagrams, and run charts
    to initiate and nurture improvement
  • galvanize others to participate in your improvement efforts
  • develop and sustain momentum
  • mitigate common improvement pitfalls

 

 Fellows will learn how to:

  • assess whether your QI efforts are set up for success
  • utilize data to identify, drive,
    and sustain performance improvement
  • ensure process reliability and sustainability
  • plan for spread and scale
  • mitigate common improvement pitfalls
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Being a fellow means being a healthcare quality improvement champion! It is a year-long commitment that includes creating and implementing a QI project, collaborating with peers and mentors, and attending and actively participating in webinars and other virtual events.

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In order to receive a certificate, fellows will be given detailed criteria prior to their commitment in joining. It will include a certain amount of virtual events attended as well as the implementation of a QI project within your hospital.

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