Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School is an interprofessional educational community that works to advance health care improvement and patient safety competencies in the next generation of health professionals. Our chapter here at Emory gives students the skills to become change agents in health care improvement. Join our chapter and network with peers and experts from a variety of healthcare disciplines, including medicine, public health, nursing, allied health, and business, take free online courses in quality improvement, and gain confidence and skills in quality and safety to change health care.

Between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die every year from mistakes in their care (IOM, 1999). That's more than the number dying from homicides. From motor vehicle accidents. From all U.S. war operations since 1980. Other problems create healthcare nightmares for our patients. Delays. Lack of information. Ineffective treatments. High costs. Lack of respect. Racial and economic inequality. Waste. So what can YOU do to help?

Through our IHI Open School Emory University Chapter, you’ll develop skills and knowledge in such areas as quality improvement, patient safety, teamwork, leadership, and patient-centered care. Employers are looking for these skills, and patients depend on providers to have them!

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action.