The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Programme: A course promising ‘quality improvement theory and leadership’
The Intermountain Healthcare advanced training programme is a 20-day course aimed at executives, quality improvement leaders and clinicians and is divided into four sessions.
The purpose is to give participants the understanding to conduct clinical practice and improvement projects, use methods to manage non-clinical processes, implement improvement programmes and conduct internal training.
It also gives participants the chance to join an international framework for information sharing.
As part of the course, each participant must select, complete and report on a particular improvement project and consultations with an analyst are provided at each session.
The first session focuses on “quality improvement theory and leadership,” while the second is about “quality planning tools and clinical integration,” “lean production” and “leadership of team behaviours.”
The third session is about healthcare policy and systems and the last gives an opportunity for presentations.