Role of IHI
IHI, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is an organization started in 1991 that attracts leaders in the healthcare community who will advocate change, formulate the plan to do so, and successfully implement this into our healthcare settings. Overall, IHI works to improve patient care and health practices on a global level. In order to accomplish this IHI has established a concrete set of goals: no needless deaths, no needless pain or suffering, no helplessness in those served or underserved, no unwanted waiting, no waste and no one left out. With attainable goals, yet also goals that will constantly need to be reevaluated and discussed, IHI is an organization that is needed now and in the future. Its outcomes can continually better the care people receive, the satisfaction of our healthcare providers and the health of the community at large.
Role of IHI Open School
For the members of IHI USD, our goal is to improve the health of patients and our community through further education, research and outreach. IHI will give us the opportunity to become agents for change in future health care settings as we work in a collaborative fashion where ideas can be created and developed. We will learn to become better leaders and gain the confidence and knowledge necessary to implement lasting change where it is needed. IHI will act as a resource for case studies, courses, literature, project ideas, videos and additional tools to better the education of our members and outcomes of our community.
Role of USD Chapter
To provide supplemental education in order for its members to develop the skills needed to become change agents in health care. The topics of focus will include quality improvement, patient safety, teamwork, and patient-centered care. This chapter will provide an avenue for students from USD to network amongst a variety of members of the San Diego health care community.