Activity ID



December 31, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit



$270 Subscript.

CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Description of CME Course

The Model for Improvement, developed by a group called Associates in Process Improvement, is simple to understand and apply. But it’s powerful. This course will teach you how to use the Model for Improvement to improve everything from your tennis game to your hospital’s infection rate. You’ll learn the basic steps in any improvement project: setting an aim, selecting measures, developing ideas for changes, and testing changes using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles. As you go along, you’ll have the opportunity to use the same methodology to start your own personal improvement project.

The IHI Open School offers a range of online courses created by world-renowned faculty in improvement capability, patient safety, triple aim for populations, person- and family-centered care, leadership, and quality, cost, and value. Each course takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete and consists of three to five lessons that end with assessments.

Diplomate Engagement

Learners must complete the course and achieve a passing score of 75% on each post-lesson assessment to receive a certificate of completion.

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Educational Objectives

List the three questions you must ask to apply the Model for Improvement.
Identify the key elements of an effective aim statement.
Identify three kinds of measures: process measures, outcome measures, and balancing measures.
Use change concepts and critical thinking tools to come up with good ideas for changes to test.
Test changes on a small scale using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle.


Health Care Improvement, Health Care Errors, Systems Thinking, Improvement Model, Aims, Measures, Outcome Measures, Process Measures, Balancing Measures, Change Concept, Theories of Change, PDSA Cyle, Run Chart, Shewhart Chart, Deming's Theory, Display Data, Collection Data, Quality Improvement, Quality Care, Innovation


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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