All scholars will participate in sequenced training in quality-improvement methods through participation in several courses and mentored projects.
Intermediate Improvement Science Series
The course is designed to prepare quality-improvement leaders to practice, teach and lead improvement efforts. Led by Uma Kotagal and Gerry Kaminksi, DA, participants are expected to complete an improvement project and achieve improvement in outcome and / or process measures to demonstrate competence in improvement science. The course takes place in six two-day sessions. The heterogeneous cohort of participants across institutional roles stimulates interaction and learning and instantiates the focus on understanding the Cincinnati Children’s healthcare organization as a system.
Advanced Improvement Methods Seminar
This course, led by Maria Britto, Peter Margolis and Lloyd Provost, MS, teaches physician- and doctoral-level faculty advanced improvement methods, including advanced use of control charts and the design and analysis of complex factorial experiments, to stimulate the use of more advanced methods and prepare faculty to undertake quality-of-care research. The seminar also involves application of these methods to a specific project. The goal is to produce faculty expert in quality-improvement methods who can apply and teach advanced methods. The course is offered as four two-day sessions over a one-year period.