Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety



We recognize that opportunities for training are critical to your organization's success in HIIN. Below you will find descriptions of HIIN training opportunities and recommendations for participation:

QIF: Quality Improvement Fundamentals

Developed by Institute for Healthcare Improvement Faculty William Peters, Improvement Advisor, this twelve-week intensive training combines web-based and in-house sessions focusing on training in the field of improvement sciences. Participants must enroll as dyad pair of one quality professional and one frontline clinician and bring an applied learning project to the course.

QuEST: Quality Essentials Skills Training

Developed by the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), this two day, in-person workshop equips learners with essential quality skills and provides an opportunity for networking with other Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan quality personnel.

Enhancing Partnerships Regional Workshop 

This one day regional workshop will bring hospitals and their CCU partners together to address Social Determinants of Health and improve support for individuals in the community.  Register now for one of our upcoming regional workshops. This unique offering is hosted in partnership with Coordinated Care Alliance.

Illinois Quality Improvement Engagement Webinar

Join us as we look back at the successes and milestones encountered through the HIIN work, and learn about future opportunities for your hospital to partner with IHA to improve quality and patient safety. This event is open for all IHA members.  Invite your team to join this webinar including – HIIN champions, infection prevention, care coordinators, clinical educators, quality and patient safety leaders!

Innovation In Action: Antibiotic Stewardship Webinar

This webinar will feature a Chicago community hospital sharing their story regarding how they designed a process to develop treatment guidelines, created a tracking tool and implemented the same process at a different hospital! Gather your Antibiotic Stewardship teams and learn how an organization was able to decrease antiobiotic usage. 

SS: Safety Sessions

Safety sessions are a combination didactic-networking event that provides opportunities to share experiences, discuss best practices, and learn from national and regional subject matter experts. Safety sessions will be held in Naperville and Springfield, IL.

SIM: Simulation Training

This new HIIN offering will enhance other didactic training sessions offered throughout the year. These low-fidelity train-the-trainer sessions are intended to be replicated in your home hospital to train other care providers in critical preventative best practices.

ECHO: Project ECHO

Partnering with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, IHA will partner with rural Illinois healthcare providers to treat resistant hypertension through a collaborative model of medical education and care management.