Who We Are
In September 2016, medical students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan began working to establish a Chapter of the Institute of Health Improvement (IHI) Open School. The Chapter aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of students to develop knowledge and skills in patient safety, quality improvement (QI) methodology, person and family-centered care, leadership, and resource allocation.
INSPIRE future healthcare leaders to be agents of change in health quality improvement and patient safety.
BUILD the capacity for change through knowledge exchange, training and spreading best practices.
FACILITATE connections with the professional community through quality improvement initiatives and events.
PROMOTE the importance of delivering the best care to all patients.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Our parent organization.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator, convener, partner, and driver of results in health and health care improvement worldwide. IHI believes that everyone should get the best care and health possible. This passionate belief fuels their mission to improve health and health care.
IHI creates dynamic opportunities for health care professionals to learn from, collaborate with, and be inspired by expert faculty and colleagues throughout the world. The IHI Open School is committed to developing students, the next generation of improvers, through free online courses and an international network of chapters.