The University of Minnesota Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is in its second year of connecting students across health professions with real world projects focused on process and quality improvement in health care settings. This year’s interdisciplinary project teams include students from the School of Public Health, Medical School, and Nursing School.
The chapter is led by student co-directors Robert Hayes (MHA) and Ryan Hatch from the Medical School. SPH Assistant Professor Bjorn Berg and Medical School Professor Nathaniel Scott are advising the group.
Team project topics include lowering preventable harm rates, improving transition processes for patients from inpatient to outpatient settings, and standardizing care pathways. These projects are in partnership with local healthcare systems, including M-Health Fairview and the Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC).