UVA Quality & Patient Safety: Core Competencies for Healthcare Improvement

June 30, 2013 by School of Medicine Webmaster

UVA CMEJoin us for this program designed to prepare healthcare professionals to be active participants and leaders in quality improvement and patient safety efforts at the individual and organizational levels.

Presenters include faculty and staff from the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, the Medical Center Office of Quality & Performance Improvement, and the UVA Center for Appreciative Practice. Topics include:

  • the Triple Aim framework and other models for optimizing health system performance,
  • application of human factors, systems thinking, and appreciative practices in healthcare,
  • success factors for leading change,
  • integration of quality improvement into continuing professional education and certification.

The course format includes interactive skill-building sessions and the opportunity to explore an individual interest such as project and team management, quality benchmarking data, or developing a medical error disclosure and peer support program.

This program is open to all healthcare professionals — clinicians, administrators and educators — engaged in quality improvement and patient safety at the individual patient or population management levels. For questions, contact Katharine Schlag, Office of Continuing Medical Education, at 924-9387 or Details and brochure available at by clicking on “Conferences and Symposia.”

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