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Jump-Start

A Course for Leaders in Children’s Healthcare

Give your organization a Jump-Start and get on the fast track to quality improvement success!

Never before has the need for improving quality in children’s healthcare been as essential as it is today. Leaders seeking to improve clinical quality, eliminate errors, reduce costs and improve organizational performance need to develop expertise in the practical tools and techniques of improvement for themselves and their teams. This course will provide the foundation, giving you and your organization the Jump-Start needed to succeed.

The curriculum for the course is built around the Model for Improvement (API. 1996), a roadmap for improvement that has been successfully used both in healthcare and other settings.

How will Jump-Start help you and your organization?

  • Acquire skills in applying the Model for Improvement in your setting
  • Learn strategies to accelerate the rate of improvement in your organization
  • Understand how to differentiate the use of data for improvement from its use for accountability and comparison
  • Obtain the skills to incorporate feedback from patient and family surveys into your improvement projects
  • Learn high-leverage change concepts for improving safety and flow in your organization

What makes this course different?

  • NICHQ is a recognized leader in quality improvement in children’s healthcare
  • The content is relevant to all children’s healthcare settings: inpatient, emergency care, ambulatory and community-based care
  • The focus on the Model for Improvement provides a methodology for effective teams and measurement
  • You will use your own case studies so the course will be immediately relevant and applicable to your setting
  • Our faculty has over 30 years’ experience in assisting healthcare leaders deliver outstanding results

Join NICHQ this year to build your skills and those of your team to:

  • Use the Model for Improvement as a framework to improve quality within your program and for the children and families you serve
  • Learn strategies to accelerate the rate of improvement in your organization
  • Understand how to differentiate the use of data for improvement from its use for accountability and comparison
  • Learn approaches to incorporate feedback from patient and family surveys into your improvement projects
  • Learn high-leverage change concepts for improving safety and flow in your organization
  • Learn how to develop a business case for quality around a specific initiative
  • Leave with a specific implementation plan for your organization or initiative

Who should attend?

  • Nurse Leaders-Nursing Directors and Managers with responsibility for quality improvement and patient safety
  • Physician Leaders-Medical Directors, Chief Medical Officers, Chiefs of Medical Staff, General Pediatric and Subspecialty Leaders
  • Team Leaders of Quality Improvement Projects
  • Clinician Leaders seeing children in General Hospitals
  • Patient Safety and Risk Management Officers and Committee Leaders
  • Pediatric Hospitalists
  • Quality Improvement Facilitators and Directors
  • Operations Managers

Upon enrollment you will receive your complimentary copy of:
The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance
Gerald J. Langley, Kevin M. Nolan, Clifford L. Norman, Lloyd P. Provost, Thomas W. Nolan

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Learn the essential tools from the Model for Improvement
  • Engage in interactive exercises with colleagues from around the world to understand how quality improvement tools are being applied in real health care settings
  • Develop and share an initial road map for your organization’s improvement project including aims, measures and changes
  • Discover how to incorporate surveys into your improvement strategy
  • Network with colleagues and share your organization’s successes and challenges during the evening storyboard reception

Day 2

  • Continue to learn and apply the Model for Improvement concepts
  • Further develop your personal project from Day 1 to design care that is safe, effective, patient-centered/family-centered, timely, efficient and just
  • Learn a methodology for building a business case for quality specific to children
  • Submit a challenge your organization faces. Faculty and participants will address challenges using the tools and approaches introduced on Day 1

Day 3 (half day)

  • Assess your organization’s readiness to successfully implement change
  • Learn strategies for spreading change
  • Build out your organization’s roadmap and receive feedback from faculty, preparing you for implementation when you return to your institution
  • Gain knowledge in leading improvement initiatives

Offerings

The full Jump-Start course is available in two ways:

  • As a customized course for one organization, an individual state or a specific topic area. The curriculum developers will adjust the quality improvement curriculum to specifically address the relevant issues and topics based on the host. This course is often provided within a hospital system or for a State Department of Health or similar that involves many agencies in the care of individuals. This course is typically available for groups of 60 or more.
  • As a training course for individuals and small groups or teams. Occasionally, NICHQ will offer the Jump-Start curriculum as a general training course. The course content and topics covered will be based on attendee backgrounds and experiences and determined through a pre-event survey.

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