This grant project seeks to address fundamental questions about whether and how QI training programs result in meaningful clinical and organizational benefits by evaluating two QI training programs developed by Emory Healthcare, an academic integrated health care system in Atlanta, Georgia. "Leadership for Healthcare Improvement" is a two-day course designed to teach organizational leaders and managers the vocabulary and skills required to execute, support, and coach process improvement efforts driven by their employees. "Practical Methods for Healthcare Improvement" is a 12-day course taught over 4 months that is designed to teach department heads and front line staff the concepts and tools needed to assess, measure, and improve quality of care initiatives with their departments. The researchers will use both quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate the impact of the QI training programs on health professionals' knowledge, skills, engagement, and ability to successfully implement QI initiatives.
Amount Awarded $349,476.00
Awarded on: 12/10/2008
Time frame: 1/1/2009 - 6/30/2011
Grant Number: 65496