QI Leadership Academy – Chicago Medicine

Watch Video by Dr. Richard Banchs on Quality Improvement

The vision of the QI Academy vision is to develop engaged leaders that better understand today’s healthcare challenges and embrace improvement science as a way to realize value for their patients and organizations. Our mission is to provide training and coaching so that healthcare professionals throughout an organization can develop their improvement competency and fulfill their promise of providing better, safer, and more efficient care. We achieve our mission using a variety of learning platforms.

The QI Project Bootcamp

The QI Project Bootcamp is a three-day course designed to provide a dynamic and interactive learning environment guiding participants to develop a clear understanding of quality improvement work. The course provides an in-depth overview of the knowledge and tools needed to plan and implement a QI project. Using an improvement framework that has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals, the curriculum is presented through lectures, simulations, and a portfolio of case-based discussions where participants learn the principles and practices of improvement methodology, communication, and change management. The course has been designed by professionals with experience as front-line providers spearheading numerous small and large QI projects. This course offers participants the opportunity to build specific skills required to deal with real-world problems impacting the care they deliver.

Improvement Leadership

Leadership requires an inspirational vision to enlist professionals in a common cause. It also requires a clear strategy and the knowledge to successfully guide an improvement team. Improvement Leadership is an educational opportunity tailored to physicians with a busy clinical practice interested in developing the knowledge and skills needed to lead a team through a quality improvement project. The curriculum has been developed specifically for the front-line physician, and is paired with videos, simulations, team-based exercises, and case scenarios to create an engaging and immersive learning experience. The course is highly interactive and provides course participants with a roadmap to improve clinical practice.