Evaluation of a Distance Learning Curriculum for Interprofessional Quality Improvement Leaders

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Abstract

  • © The Author(s) 2018. As health care systems move toward value-based care, training future leaders in quality improvement (QI) is essential. Web-based training allows for broad dissemination of QI knowledge to geographically distributed learners. The authors conducted a longitudinal evaluation of a structured, synchronous web-based, advanced QI curriculum that facilitated engagement and real-time feedback. Learners (n = 54) were satisfied (overall satisfaction; M = 3.31/4.00), and there were improvements in cognitive (immediate QI knowledge tests; P =.02), affective (self-efficacy of QI skills; P <.001), and skill-based learning (Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool; P <.001). There was significant improvement in affective transfer (interprofessional attitudes on the job; p <.01) but no significant change on cognitive (distal QI knowledge test; P =.91), or skill-based transfer (self-reported interprofessional collaboration job skills; P =.23). The findings suggest that this model can be effective to train geographically distributed future QI leaders.
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    Author List

  • Gregory ME; Bryan JL; Hysong SJ; Kusters IS; Miltner RS; Stewart DE; Polacek N; Woodard LCD; Anderson J; Naik AD
  • Start Page

  • 590
  • End Page

  • 597
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 6