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Cross-Continuum Competencies in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: Realizing Greater Value Via QIPS Outcomes

Rebecca Blanchard, PhD, Senior Director of Education, Baystate Health and Assistant Dean for Education, Univ Mass Medical School Baystate

Lisa Howley, PhD, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, AAMC

Webinar Recordings (slides and audio)

Slide Deck Only

Over 18 months, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) developed new quality improvement and patient safety competencies (QIPS) for use across the continuum of medical education. Authored by a diverse working group of individuals (includes representatives from the LCME, ACGME, ACCME, AACN, the Informed Patient Institute, the Veterans Administration, as well as trainees and select member medical schools and teaching hospitals), with input from 100s of stakeholders, the tiered competencies in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) are intended for use across the continuum (UME, GME, CME) for curriculum development and formative assessment. During this session, the AAMC QIPS Initiative will be described and exemplars from IAMCs that have successfully integrated competencies into their curriculum will be shared. An interactive exercise will be included to determine value propositions for achieving the QIPS competencies.