James M Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Advanced Improvement Methods (AIM)

Advanced Improvement Methods (AIM)

Advanced Improvement Methods (AIM) is a highly interactive course for faculty from academic medical centers who lead improvement projects and already know the basics of QI and clinical epidemiology and / or research methods.

Through brief didactic sessions, case studies, simulation exercises and projects, participants will:

  • Enhance knowledge and skills to apply the science of improvement to the design, implementation and study of quality improvement initiatives in clinical settings
  • Apply improvement theory and methods to the leadership of projects involving research, clinical care and operations

Course Details

  • Tuition is $8,500.
  • Your organization will be invoiced prior to the start of class.
  • Payment options: Check or credit card

The $8,500 fee for the workshop will include:

  • Four two-day workshops and five mini-workshops
  • All program materials, tools & Quality Improvement through Planned Experimentation
  • Breakfast and lunch during each session
  • Basic SPC excel-based software (PC only, does not run on Mac)
  • Four two-day workshops
  • Five mini-workshops
  • Work on project and readings between sessions
  • Lecture, case studies, simulation exercises
AIM Class 19 Workshops and Mini Workshops 2024-2025    
Session Date Time
Workshop 1 September 5 & 6, 2024 All day 8:00am-5:00pm
Mini-Workshop 1 October 11, 2024 1:30-3:00pm
Mini-Workshop 2 November 7, 2024 1:30-3:00pm
Workshop 2 December 5 & 6, 2024 All day 8:00am-5:00pm
Mini-Workshop 3 January 9, 2025 1:30-3:00pm
Mini-Workshop 4 February 4, 2025 1:30-3:00pm
Workshop 3 March 6 & 7, 2025 All day 8:00am-5:00pm
Mini-Workshop 5 April 9, 2025 1:30-3:00pm
Workshop 4 May 8 & 9, 2025 All day 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Completion of previous quality improvement projects
  • Have read and used The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance prior to the first workshop
  • Develop a working knowledge of the information contained in Quality Improvement through Planned Experimentation during the course 
  • Skill in Microsoft Excel required
  • Report on an improvement project and related assignments due at each workshop and conference call
  • Collaborative learning and active participation in the program in the spirit of “All Teach, All Learn’’
  • The reading and review of a book related to systems improvement
  • Submission of project findings for publication
  • Full participation in all events (including conference calls) over the course of the program
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Jennifer Wagner, Sr. Specialist
3333 Burnet Ave., MLC 5040
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Email: AIM_Communications@cchmc.org

Apply Now for Our Upcoming Course


The next AIM course is September 5, 2024, through May 9, 2025.

Apply now through an electronic submission page.