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Physician Engagement in Quality and Safety

Physician Engagement in Quality and Safety is IHQI’s one-day course for medical residents, fellows and faculty that highlights safety and quality challenges in healthcare and physicians’ role as leaders in improvement. Contact the IHQI Program Coordinator for additional information.

Quality Improvement Continuing Education by OQE

Interested in quality improvement or data analysis? UNC Medical Center’s Office of Quality Excellence (OQE) offers a series of sessions on a range of topics from clinical knowledge to team building. Follow the link above for additional details. Please contact George Guthrie by email or at 984-974-2669 for more information.

IHI Open School

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a leading innovator, convener, partner and driver of results in health and healthcare improvement worldwide.

IHI Open School provides online courses that teach the foundations of improvement, safety, system design and leadership. IHQI strongly recommends IHI’s Open School courses as they offer exceptional content and are very well-produced.

IHI Open School is free to faculty, residents and students. When you create an account, type in, “UNC School of Medicine – Chapel Hill, NC” for the organization. If you are faculty, you need to select “Teacher/Professor” as your primary role on the demographic information page. You should then be able to access the full catalog of courses. Complete instructions for accessing IHI Open School for free are explained by IHI.

Paid subscriptions are reasonably priced and IHI offers scholarships. For additional questions, please contact the .

Lean Enterprise Institute

The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Boston, MA, with a mission to make things better through lean thinking and practice. LEI develops hypotheses about lean thinking and experiments to see which approaches work best in the real world. LEI then writes up and teaches what they discover, providing new methods for organizational transformation. LEI offers several value streams: Lean Education, Lean Learning Materials, Co-Learning Partnerships, the Lean Summit conferences and the LEI website.

Lean Six Sigma at UNC Health Care

At UNC Health Care, Lean Six Sigma training is provided by the department of Operational Efficiency (OE). OE offers training in Yellow Belt, Blue Belt, Purple Belt and Kaizen Coach. UNC employees can access OE’s SharePoint Site for more information, or you can email

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers courses in healthcare quality improvement from the Departments of Health Policy and Management and Public Health Leadership. Provided is a list of courses and syllabi.

Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute

The Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute, located in Murray, Utah, helps healthcare professionals develop quality improvement tools for their organizations. Intermountain Healthcare’s Advanced Training Programs are designed to help fill the urgent need to integrate state-of-the-art clinical quality techniques into the health services infrastructure. The Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute has trained thousands of executive and physician leaders from across the nation and around the world, including several from UNC Health Care.

James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

The James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence is part of Cincinatti Children’s Hospital in Cincinatti, Ohio. The Anderson Center Leadership Academy focuses on building improvement capability both at Cincinatti Children’s and outside their medical center. Provided is information regarding programs that are open to external candidates.