About IHIĀ 

The IHI Open School (IHIOS) for Health Professions is an inter-professional educational community that gives students the skills to become change agents in healthcare improvement. Membership in the Open School is open to students in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, policy, and other allied professions, in addition to any University of Michigan student with an interest in healthcare or healthcare improvement.

Who we are

The IHI Open School (IHIOS) for Health Professions is an inter-professional educational community that gives students the skills to become change agents in healthcare improvement.
The values of the IHIOS Chapter at the University of Michigan are aligned with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) goals to improve health worldwide by helping to accelerate measurable and continuous progress in healthcare. IHI is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that provides training to health professionals to put ideas into action.
Membership in the Open School is open to students in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, policy, and other allied professions, in addition to any University of Michigan student with an interest in healthcare or healthcare improvement.

Chapter History

The University of Michigan Chapter was formed in September 2008 when the IHIOS initiative was first kicked off (currently there are over 100 chapters worldwide!). The first academic year of the chapter's existence was largely spent recruiting interested students from various academic fields and determining the group's goals. Some of the activities from the first year included:
  • Monthly chapter meetings were held during which members discussed case studies on patient safety issues and other relevant research.
  • The election of Dr. AkkeNeel Talsma from the School of Nursing as our faculty advisor.
  • Development of a chapter blog.
  • Frequent leadership "working" meetings to brainstorm meaningful activities or opportunities for engagement.
  • Networking with administrators and faculty in various schools to identify methods for bridging the conversations on healthcare quality and improvement.





What is IHI Open School?

A message from our founder

RSS Feed