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IHI Open School Training Requirements

The Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Subcommittee recently received approval from the Graduate Medical Education for the required IHI Open School training for all New and Returning residents and fellows.  IHI Open School training is free to the resident/fellow and relates to Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.  This training is required and is intended to supplement your current or planned specialty/subspecialty Patient Safety and Quality Improvement activities.

All new and returning residents/fellows must complete the following courses/lessons by March 31, 2017:

Some of the IHI Patient Safety (PS) course assignment names and course assignment numbers changed slightly since the original assignment was given to you.  The resident/fellow must provide transcripts to the program documenting that they have completed EITHER the Original Course Assignment OR the Revised Course Assignment by March 31, 2017:

 

Original Course Assignment

 

Revised Course Assignment

Due March 31, 2017

 

Due March 31, 2017

Required Course

Lesson Count

Required Course

Lesson Count

QI101: Fundamentals of Improvement

4

QI101: Introduction to Health Care Improvement

3

QI102: The Model for Improvement: Your Engine for Change

5

QI102: How to Improve with the Model for Improvement

5

QI103: Measuring for Improvement

3

QI103: Testing and Measuring Changes with PSDA Cycles

3

QI104: The Life Cycle of a Quality Improvement Project

3

QI104: Interpreting Data, Run Charts, Control Charts and Other Measurement Tools

 

3

 

 

 

 

Total Lessons Associated with Required Course

15

Total Lessons Associated with Required Course

16

 

Program Directors and Coordinators, will be responsible for collecting the documentation from residents and fellows as evidence of completion of the courses/lessons by the required deadlines. Print out the summary of the transcripts as evidence of compliance. Please ensure the affiliation is updated to reflect the University of Maryland Medical Center GME.  This will assure training assignments for future academic years are appropriately associated with our institution for any ad hoc reporting that may be done at an institutional level.

  1. To facilitate this process we have included:Instructions to register as a new user (Click here – REVISED INSTRUCTIONS WITH PASSCODE.pdf)
  2. Instructions for the resident or fellow to provide evidence of compliance with their due dates (Click here- Transcript of Course Completion 2016.pdf)
  3. Instructions for current users to change their affiliation to the University of Maryland – GME (Click here- Instructions for Current Users to Change Affiliation.pdf)
  4. IHI Open School course requirements and deadlines (Click here- IHI OPEN SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES 2016.docx)

As a reminder, the program director and/or coordinator are required to verify satisfactory completion by the required deadlines by requiring their residents and fellows to following the instructions outlined in Transcript CourseCompletion 2016.pdf.   GME on behalf of the GMEC will request that you verify the status of your residents and fellows in completing their first deliverables after the first of the year.  We do not want documentation of their transcripts, but only verification that you have been provided evidence by your residents and fellows of their satisfactory completion by the due dates.  We will ask for a similar verifications process sometime after the March 31, 2017 deadline as well.

Remember to print your transcripts upon completion by the required due date. DO NOT send these to GME