CE Hours at Reduced Cost for SC Hospitals through IHI/SCHA Partnership

Those who are trying to accelerate quality improvement often find health care professionals ill-prepared to participate in or lead improvement efforts. As a result, ambitious quality improvement strategies usually require health care organizations to make significant investments in retraining and in overcoming professional resistance to change. Over the past two years, SCHA has facilitated the creation of IHI Open School chapters at Clemson, MUSC and USC. A growing number of health profession students at these universities have accessed online courses offered through the Open School program to enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of quality improvement, patient safety and leadership development. Student and faculty rating of these online courses has been extremely high and an increasing number of academic departments are now incorporating these courses into their curricular activities. We are now pleased to announce that the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) has partnered with IHI to provide all SC hospitals and their staff and physicians with direct access to this same catalogue of online courses through IHI’s Open School Program. South Carolina is the first state to ever develop such a partnership with IHI, and as the pilot state, we have negotiated an extremely attractive annual rate for each hospital based on bed size. This annual fee will give your hospital full online access to all Open School courses, the CME and CE credits to each health professional for successful course completion and the opportunity for staff and physicians to gain IHI’s basic and advanced certification for completion of all course work.
To learn more about the courses offered and pricing, check out the SC IHI Open School brochure or contact Kimberly Hubbard. You can also go online to sign up your hospital  for this IHI Open School course opportunity.

04-27-2011 11:25 (EDT)