Developing Faculty to Improve Quality of Care

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Overview

Although quality improvement (QI) initiatives have helped to improve health care outcomes and safety in recent years, many faculty members feel ill-equipped to teach improvement skills to learners.

In this webinar, Dr. Linda Headrick and Dr. Les Hall will summarize a decade of experience in teaching QI to interprofessional health professions learners at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Mo).

They will highlight faculty development strategies that accompanied a gradually enlarging portfolio of QI learning opportunities for health professions students, leading to an expanded pool of faculty members engaged in this arena.

The session will conclude with a brief description of two national initiatives, supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Association of American Medical Colleges, that seek to escalate the number of faculty leading education programs in quality improvement and patient safety.

Objectives:

Identify strategies to engage faculty members in the practice and teaching of quality improvement.
Articulate successful educational strategies to engage learners from multiple health professions in quality improvement initiatives.
Recognize how faculty members can use quality improvement as a means to simultaneously improve educational programs, improve systems of care and teach interprofessional teamwork.

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