Guest Speaker Series: Dan Ariely Talk 12/2 5:45pm

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 7.15.32 PMDuke IHI Open School invites all Duke community members to attend a talk by acclaimed Duke Professor and author Dan Ariely. Event generously co-sponsored by the Fuqua Health Sector Management program.

What: Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational and The Honest Truth about Dishonesty. Come join us as Dr. Ariely shares his insights on healthcare, innovation, and irrationality in today’s world in a talk entitled “‘Free Beer’ and Other Musings on Healthcare.”

When: Wednesday, December 2nd, 5:45 – 6:45pm

Where: Learning Hall, TSCHE

Food: Light non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided.

RSVP HERE to ensure adequate refreshments order.

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QISP Info Sessions: 9/29 @ Fuqua, 9/30 @ Med School

Interested in working on innovative and interdisciplinary solutions to improve health care delivery at Duke? As a member of the Quality & Innovation Scholars Program (QISP) you can do just that!  If you weren’t able to attend the IHI Kickoff event on 9/24, but still want to learn more about this year’s upcoming QISP, we’ll be holding an informal info sessions at Fuqua and the School of Medicine. We’ll give a quick rundown of what it means to be a QI Scholar in this 6-month immersion experience… and if that’s not enticing enough, there will probably be cookies.

Fuqua Session: Tuesday, September 29th 6-6:30pm, Lilly Classroom (1st Level), Fuqua

Medical School Session: Wednesday, September 30th, 6:30-7pm, Classroom 3, TSCHE

Contact with any questions.

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Annual Kickoff Event 9/24 6pm: Chancellor Washington

Washington_Dr_A_Eugene-portraitDuke IHI Open School invites all Duke community members to attend a talk by Duke Medicine’s new Chancellor Dr. A. Eugene Washington.

What: Dr. A. Eugene Washington– the new Chancellor for Health Affairs, and President & CEO of Duke University Health System– will speak on the challenges we face as a health system and what we can do about it! Q&A moderated by Dr. Jon Bae will follow.

When: Thursday, September 24th, 6-7pm

Where: 4th Floor Lobby, TSCHE, Duke School of Medicine

Food: Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided.

RSVP: HERE by Friday 9/18 5pm to ensure adequate food order.

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Outside Event: Duke Health Innovation Jam 9/15

DIHI Innovation Jam 2015The Duke Institute for Health Innovation is hosting the inaugural Duke Health Innovation Jam on Tuesday, September 15 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The Innovation Jam is a unique Shark Tank style event in which competitors have a real shot at winning actual investment dollars toward development of their health innovation ideas.

Applications are open until 8/21/15. Otherwise, RSVP here.

Learn more:


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IHI @ Med School Activities Fair 8/10

School_of_MedicineDuke IHI Open School will have a table at the School of Medicine’s New Student Activities Fair this Monday 8/10 4-5:30 PM. The event will be located at TSC 6th Floor. Come to learn more about IHI and how you can be part of improving healthcare!

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Cost, Quality, & Duke – Dinner talk with Chancellor Dzau 8/16

What: Chancellor Victor Dzau, speaking on health systems and their role in an era of health care reform
When: Thursday, August 16th, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Duke South Amphitheater
Food: gourmet dinner provided.
RSVP here: by Monday 8/13 evening to ensure adequate food order

On behalf of Duke IHI Open School, we would like to invite you to a talk by Victor Dzau, MD, the Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University, and President and CEO of Duke University Health System.

As the leader of this medical institution, Dr. Dzau’s main interest is “in moving health care through innovation, discovery, translation, and service” while striving to put patients first. In what is sure to be a thought-provoking talk, the Chancellor will discuss the impending changes in US health care and his vision regarding what health systems such as Duke can do to bend the cost curve while improving health care quality.

The event will be held on Thursday, August 16th, 5:30-6:30pm, in Duke South Amphitheater. Gourmet dinner and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP by completing this form.

For those planning to attend the MS1 organization fair on this date, please note that the talk begins immediately at the conclusion of the fair.

Improving Hospital Clinical Quality and Safety — Bimal Shah, MD, MBA


  • What: Dr. Bimal Shah, Department of Cardiology — Hospital System Quality Improvement Efforts
  • When: Wednesday, April 4th, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Where: Conference Room 114, Chancellor’s Office (Duke South Green Zone)

In addition to his clinical responsibilities as a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Shah runs numerous research programs in health services research, clinical trials, and registry analyses. He has published extensively in health care finance and delivery, cardiovascular outcomes, and quality assessment in cardiac care. Dr. Shah will review hospital system quality improvement efforts and discuss the current state of variation in clinical quality and safety.

Please RSVP to Paras Fatemi (

Judy Milne, Duke Patient Safety Officer

The Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 98,000 people die every year from preventable medical errors. What happens when one of these errors occurs at Duke? IHI invites you to be the detective in an interactive workshop on Root Cause Analysis, the process for understanding these errors.

On Tuesday, February 28th, from 5:15pm-6:45pm Duke Patient Safety Officer Judy Milne will present “Healthcare Root Cause Analysis (RCA): DUH approach to evaluating major medical errors.” Participants will investigate a case together involving a serious patient cardiac event to understand how it occurred from a human and system error perspective.

Where: Duke South Amphitheater
Food: DINNER WILL BE SERVED. So please RSVP here by 2/27.

Why: Errors in medicine affect patients, health professionals, business finances, and raise questions of system design. Yet students’ formal education on it is rather limited. This is a great chance for students to understand how quality and patient safety issues are handled in the real world! So come learn more and stuff your face while you’re at it!

1/31 Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Ferranti, Duke Chief Medical Information Officer

What: “Bridging the Gap: Leveraging Health Informatics in Support of Care Quality, Translational Research, and Clinical Effectiveness” with  Dr. Jeffrey Ferranti, Chief Medical Information Officer for the Duke University Health System and Associate Director for the Duke Center for Health Informatics

When: Tuesday, Jan 31, 6-7pm

Where: Duke South Amphitheater

RSVP: Contact Paras Fatemi ( by 1/29


Details: Dr. Ferranti will speak about how to “Bridge the Gap” in health care by leveraging health information technology. Dr.  Ferranti’s work includes the implementation of Duke’s Maestro Care system. With the HITECH Act of 2009, we can all expect health care settings that in the very near future (if not already) will use health IT for the purposes of improving patient care. See the government’s official site here for more information. This talk will give us an opportunity to consider what this change means for us as future health care professionals and for Duke University Health System.