Would like to get more involved in student-led healthcare improvement, quality, and patient safety efforts at Duke? Would you like the opportunity to engage with student leaders from various graduate programs? Then join the Duke IHI Leadership. Please see this page for a list of the available positions and a description of the positions.
Duke IHI is a dynamic student organization that brings together graduate students from across disciplines to promote and support explorations in healthcare improvement. Our mission is: “To coordinate, connect, and inspire inter-professional students to learn about, engage in, and lead toward healthcare improvement across DUHS and beyond.”
Any questions, please reach out to our 2017-2018 Co-Presidents, Allison Kratka (allison.kratka [at] duke.edu) and Kristian Becker (kristian.becker [at] duke.edu).
On Wednesday March, 21 Dr. Kevin Shah lead the second IHI OpSwap for this year. Students from the School of Medicine, Fuqua Business School and Sanford School of Public Policy were in attendance. Dr. Shah’s talk focused on the importance of quality in healthcare, and how definition of quality can vary based on the perspective of providers, patients, and payers.
Dr. Shah also talked about the principles of quality improvement, including the SixSigma and Lean models – and how these methods have been implemented to improve quality and safety in other fields, such as the aviation industry.
Dr. Shah then discussed ongoing quality improvement and patient safety efforts here at Duke, particularly Duke Primary Care’s efforts to improve care and quality, given examples of the challenges and opportunities for improving care for patients with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes. He emphasized the necessity of interdisciplinary teams in this process, and the the use of data to drive decision making and measure success.
A big thank you to Dr. Shah for his excellent talk, and to all the student participants!
The Institute for Health Improvement is excited to invite Dr. Kevin Shah to give our 2nd OpSwap of the year! Dr. Shah is the Medical Director for Primary Care Innovation and Improvement and has built his career leading many quality improvement initiatives throughout Duke to improve healthcare delivery to our patient populations. Throughout the years, he has developed a framework with which to view healthcare systems and healthcare problems that is founded on the principles of quality improvement.
Come join us for an interactive workshop with Dr. Shah to learn how health system leaders evaluate problems within the health system and come up with innovative solutions to address them. He will be teaching the principles of improvement in health care and we’ll work together to address an actual health care problem impacting our system today!