UCSF IHI Open School Quality & Safety Elective

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a national non-for-profit organization, based in Cambridge, MA, that aims to improve the lives of patients, the health of communities, and the joy of the health care workforce by focusing on an ambitious set of goals adapted from the IOM's six improvement aims for the health care system – care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. The IHI Open School for Health Professions is an interprofessional educational community that gives students the skills to become change agents in health care improvement.

The IHI Open School at UCSF is an active student-led group that organizes lunch seminars and other venues to promote interprofessional learning and engagement in quality improvement, patient safety, and health system change. The Department of Medicine co-sponsored the Chapter's 1st (and School of Medicine's first) 1-day elective entitled Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: Introduction to the Principles. The course drew more than 120 students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. Niraj Sehgal, MD, MPH serves as the School of Medicine Faculty Advisor and helped sponsor the student-driven elective.

Please see course objectives and agenda (PDF).