Facing Today’s Workforce Challenge through QI Education and Training

Track: Innovation

Session Number: 2006
Date: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Description:

Medical education and training has been undergoing a transformation over the past decade, with a focus on value-based care and quality measures. However, integrating quality into everyday practice requires knowledge and comprehension of very specific skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, empathy, and analytical reasoning which have not been traditionally taught in medical school or residency, creating a significant workforce challenge in healthcare. Current training efforts in QI encompass various modalities, including: in-person/on-site training, simulation centers, digital learning, workshops, and collaborative groups. These approaches present inherent challenges such as cost, scalability, time constraints, and clinician recruitment. The use of simulation presents a unique opportunity to address some of these barriers when creating successful QI training initiatives. The Institute of Medicine, the Joint Commission, and AHRQ recommend medical simulation as one of the most important and safe interventions to reduce errors and risks associated with the process of care. Technology-enhanced simulation consistently demonstrates statistically significant benefits in knowledge and patient care behaviors. And while implementation of on-site simulation can be extremely costly, low-fidelity, low-cost training models can yield outcomes equal to much more expensive simulators. This session will discuss and detail the potential advantages of utilizing digital, simulation-focused education in training practitioners in value-based care. Utilizing a case example, we will explore the key factors that require consideration when creating QI-focused digital learning including 1) authenticity, 2) addressing the multiple dimensions of QI training, 3) optimizing instructional design, 4) designing assessment methodology, and 5) initiating and maintaining inter-professional engagement.
Session Type: Case Based Learning

Learning Objective 1: Recognize the leadership and interpersonal skills necessary for successful QI initiatives
Learning Objective 2: Understand the educational modalities being used in training QI skills
Learning Objective 3: Recognize the nature and magnitude of the challenge in training the current health care workforce in QI skills
Session Type: Case Based Learning

Learning Objective 1: Recognize the leadership and interpersonal skills necessary for successful QI initiatives
Learning Objective 2: Understand the educational modalities being used in training QI skills
Learning Objective 3: Recognize the nature and magnitude of the challenge in training the current health care workforce in QI skills