Under this grant project, Stacey Little, Principal Investigator, will evaluate post-professional, inter-disciplinary quality improvement (QI) training opportunities of the National Quality Center (NQC) including: an on-line Quality Academy national (Webcast) conference calls; Training-of-Trainers Program; national and regional workshops; and on-site consultant training and assistance. This evaluation team will test the following hypotheses: (1) The NQC Training Program improves the ability of health care providers to successfully initiate, manage and assess QI initiatives; (2) Investment in provider training yields organizational benefits regarding improved patient quality of care, satisfaction and health outcomes; (3) The utilization of different training modalities contributes to clinical care programs' effective initiation, management and assessment of QI initiatives; (4) Personal, organizational and contextual factors related to the providers and their organizations affect what combination of NQC training modalities will be the most beneficial and cost effective.
Amount Awarded $159,689.00
Awarded on: 10/6/2011
Time frame: 7/1/2011 - 2/29/2012
Grant Number: 69490