ExpiredQI Scholars Initiative

  • Sept 27
    September 27, 2018
    8:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Oct 25
    October 25, 2018
    8:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Nov 29
    November 29, 2018
    8:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Dec 20
    December 20, 2018
    8:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Jan 24
    January 24, 2019
    8:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Jan 24
    January 24, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Feb 28
    February 28, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 28
    March 28, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 25
    April 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 23
    May 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 27
    June 27, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enhance the foundational knowledge of your home health and hospice managers by empowering them to lead care transformation efforts in your agency.


The QI Scholars’ Initiative is 10-month long program that combines the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Open School online courses on process improvement and patient safety with monthly peer workshops focused on home care and hospice.  It’s ideal for CEOs, Home Care and Hospice Directors, Quality Improvement Managers and clinical team leaders – anyone who is involved in performance improvement projects.


The first workshop is September 27thRegister your team members today!


Back by Popular Demand

The Home Care Association of New Hampshire launched its first QI Scholars Initiative in 2012 when our CQI Forum members asked for more training on process improvement tools. We were the first home care association in the country to establish an IHI Open School Chapter and create a group learning program.  Here are a few testimonials:

  • “The review sessions after each module were stimulating!”
  • “I was able to implement education immediately for field staff from the presentations we received.”
  • “The best part was gathering together with my fellow QI scholars; without them it would have been like ‘book learning.”


Now is the time for a QI Scholars Initiative reboot!  There is a new group of managers in home care and hospice agencies who would benefit from this training.  Medicare is putting a greater emphasis on QAPI efforts in both home health and hospice. Shifts to value-based reimbursement will require all agencies to demonstrate their quality achievements.  But more important, doing a better job for our patients never grows old.

With the QI Scholars Initiative we aim to fill that knowledge void by offering monthly facilitated workshops as well as an online paced learning opportunity.  Individuals are expected to complete 14 online courses offered through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “Open School.”  These courses will be assigned to participants over a 10-month period, with a few hours of coursework required each month.  Participants will complete the online courses at their convenience during the month, and attend the facilitated meetings discuss their applicability to home care and hospice.






The QI Scholars Initiative is designed to help participants gain knowledge and confidence in the fundamentals of quality improvement and patient safety.  The program will have an “academic year” that begins on September 27th and ends on June 27th.  Each member agency is invited to enroll two participants.  Others may enroll is space permits.

  • The Alliance has a corporate membership in IHI’s Open School, which enables 50 QI Scholars to take all the IHI’s 30 online courses.
  • 14 courses, of the more than 30 courses available online, are required as part of the QI Scholars Initiative. Enrollees are expected to complete the one or two assigned IHI online courses each month.  Each course takes 60 – 90 minutes.
  • The Alliance will provide personalized friendly reminders to QI Scholars to help them stay on schedule. Our goal is to have a 100% completion rate of the 14 assigned courses.
  • Each member agency enrolls a 2-person team in the QI Scholars Initiative. They are expected to send at least one participant to the monthly workshop in Concord. The IHI Open School courses focus on acute care and physician practice settings.  Our workshops will focus on applying the tools learned to home care and hospice scenarios.
  • Workshops will be led by Anne Diefendorf, a healthcare quality improvement expert.
  • The IHI Open School offers continuing education units for completion of each online course. A IHI Certificate on Qualiy & Safety is provided when all 14 courses are completed. In addition, the Alliance will provide nursing contact hours to nurses who attend the workshops.  Altogether, up to 40 hours of CEUs are available through the QI Scholars Initiative.




Venue Website:

125 Airport Road, Concord, New Hampshire, 03301, United States

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