The program emphasizes team-based learning in the classroom and on line with students working in groups to collaborate, discuss and solve problems – a method that leads to a deeper and more enduring understanding of topics. In addition, students will have access to program faculty throughout the year for methodologic guidance and support. 

Course Themes

The lectures and webinars that encompass SQIL’s curriculum include these themes and subjects:

Quality Improvement Tools and Techniques
  • How to measure quality in clinical practice
  • High Reliability, Human Factors, and System Redesign: How to engage clinicians in Quality Improvement
  • Integrating Quality Improvement with Clinical Pathways
  • Population Health Management
  • Measuring Quality “dashboards” and “scorecards”
  • Developing a hospital program in Quality: Assessing Culture of Safety, Reliable Medication Management, and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Leadership and Change Management with a Special Focus on Safety Culture Measurement and Improvement
  • Surgical Care Outcomes
  • Ambulatory Care Coordination for High-Risk Patients
Patient Safety
  • Introduction to Patient Safety
  • Patient Safety “Just Culture” – how to change organizational approach to error
  • Hospital Acquired Conditions
  • Adverse Event Response/Management (Root Cause Analysis, Disclosure/Apology)
  • Developing a hospital program in Patient Safety
  • Error Reporting
  • Disclosure and Apology
  • Patient and Family Engagement
  • Teamwork and Facilitation
Informatics
  • Health Information Technology
  • Using the Electronic Health Records to improve Quality and Safety
  • eHealth Trends & Technologies
  • Current research in Healthcare Informatics
  • Quality Improvement Research Methods
  • Measurement and Reporting
  • Effective Practice Dissemination and Spread
  • Fundamentals of Hospital Administration
  • Malpractice and Risk Management
  • Online Lectures & Webinars

    ONLINE LECTURES

    Recorded Online Lectures (ROL)

    Webinars

    Julia Adler-Milstein

    • Exchanging Clinical Data Electronically: Progress and Remaining Challenges
    • EHR Adoption and Effective Use: What Can We Learn from Other Countries and Industries

     

    Susan Edgman-Levitan

    • Clinical Aspects of Patient Engagement
    • Healthcare Consumer Quality - The patient perspective

     

    Charles Friedman

    • The Learning Health System: an Overview
    • The Learning Health System: A Grand Scientific Challenge
    • Where HIT Meets Policy: An Insider’s View

     

    Tejal Gandhi

    • Free From Harm

     

    Ken Mandl

    • Building the App Store for Health

     

    Andrew Morris

    • Using Informatics to Study and Improve Chronic Disease

     

    Gordon Schiff

    • Diagnostic Errors—What are They, and How Can They be Better Understood and Prevented

     

    Ajay Singh

    • Physicians Leaders Case Study

     

    Hardeep Singh

    • Diagnostic Errors — A New Chapter in Patient Safety Improvement Science
    • The Hazardous Intersection of Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety

     

    Dean Sittig

    • Essential Requirements of Electronic Health Records and Responsibilities of Clinicians who use them
    • Essential Requirement of a Comprehensive Health Information Technology
    • Evaluation and Monitoring Function at the Local or National Level

     

    Jonathan Weiner

    • Integrating New Data Sources to Improve Population Health

     

    Adam Wright

    • Creating and Evaluating Effective Clinical Decision Support Tools
  • Workshops

    Workshops

    WORKSHOP FOCUS AREAS

    Boston Cohort
    • Workshop 1: May 13 - 16, 2019 (Boston) 
      • This workshop includes sessions on key concepts in quality, safety and hospital leadership
    • Workshop 2: October 29 - November 1, 2019 (Boston)
      • This workshop will focus on teamwork and leadership
    • Workshop 3:  May 6 - 9, 2020 (Boston)
      • The Boston workshop will focus on medical simulation and leadership in healthcare
      • A graduation ceremony will take place at the end of the third workshop
    London Cohort
    • Workshop 1: May 18 - 21, 2019 (London)
      • This workshop includes sessions on key concepts in quality, safety and hospital leadership
    • Workshop 2: November 5 - 8, 2019 (London)
      • This workshop will focus on teamwork and leadership
    • Workshop 3:  May 6-9, 2020 (Boston)
      • The Boston workshop will focus on medical simulation and leadership in healthcare
      • A graduation ceremony will take place at the end of the third workshop
    Hong Kong
    • Workshop 1: May 20 - 23, 2019 (Hong Kong)
      • This workshop includes sessions on key concepts in quality, safety and hospital leadership
    • Workshop 2: November 10 - 13, 2019 (Hong Kong)
      • This workshop will focus on teamwork and leadership
    • Workshop 3:  May 6 - 9, 2020 (Boston)
      • The Boston workshop will focus on medical simulation and leadership in healthcare
      • A graduation ceremony will take place at the end of the third workshop

     

    Overarching Workshop Contents

    Content includes sessions on the principles of patient safety, potential errors and corrective action, performance improvement models, performance measurement and analytics, and choosing targets for quality improvement intervention as well as principles of quality improvement and safety, and importance of teamwork and team leadership.