Armstrong Institute forPatient Safety and Quality750 East Pratt Street15th FloorBaltimore, MD strong Institute Patient Safety and QualityLeadership AcademyOverviewOur overarching goal is to train current and future health care leaders who will transform healthcare delivery by working to eliminate preventable harm, improve patient outcomes, and achieveequity.Leadership Academy Scholars will develop competencies over the nine months of the programthrough its three components, participation in didactic and discussion sessions, including LeanSigma training, completion of a patient safety or quality improvement project, and attendance atinstitutional quality and safety meetings. The Leadership Academy begins Friday, September 9,2022 with sessions every other week through Friday, May 26, 2023 with Lean Sigma training onadditional dates (see schedule, below). Friday sessions will also include small group discussionseach month led by 1-2 faculty. Scholars are expected to complete project deliverables for reviewwith faculty during these sessions.Learning ObjectivesBy end of the program, scholars will demonstrate the capacity to: Discuss fundamental patient safety and quality improvement concepts and practices, suchas high reliability organizing, human factors, safe design, safety culture, and just culture.Identify and create a shared vision of a problem, including engaging stakeholders,developing a compelling problem statement, and assembling a team.Develop a SMART goal and key metric.Conduct a stakeholder analysis, discuss the multidisciplinary nature of systems change, andengage stakeholder groups for change management.Use tools to understand the current process and contributing factors.Identify interventions to address root causes.Implement and evaluate the impact of interventions.Use an A3 to track their progress and present their results.
CurriculumPrerequisites: Applicants are encouraged to have some experience with patient safety and qualityimprovement, including other Armstrong Institute trainings (e.g., Patient Safety Certificate, LeanSigma, CUSP).Time: All session times below are Friday morning, 9 AM -1 PM except for orientation, which runsuntil 2 PM, and Lean Sigma training. Scholars will sign up for and complete one of the Lean trainingblocks on the dates noted below. Lean sessions will occur from 10 AM – 12 PM on those dates.DateTopics (exact order of didactic session topics may change)July 12, 14, 19, and 21 Lean Sigma Training Option 1August 16, 18, 23, and 25Lean Sigma Training Option 29/9/2022 Orientation / Alumni Presentations/ Myers Briggs ( 9 AM – 2 PM)9/23/2022 Quality Improvement Measurement and Public Reporting10/7/2022 Measurement in Safety and Quality10/21/2022 Human Factors11/4/2022 Design Thinking11/18/2022 Translating Research into Practice12/2/2022 Leadership for Change / Safety Culture12/16/2022 Project in Progress1/6/2023 Implementation Science1/20/2023 High Reliability Organizing2/3/2023 Friday Night in the ED and Conflict Management2/17/2023 Equity in Quality and Safety3/3/2023 Adverse Event Reporting / Diagnostic Error3/17/2023 Project in Progress3/31/2023 Just Culture / Second Victim4/14/2023 High Value Care4/28/2023 Patient Experience and Patient/Family Engagement5/12/2023 Regulatory Compliance / Risk Management5/26/2023 Final Presentation and Celebration
Time Commitment and Effort Allocation Scholars are expected to complete independent online prework prior to the beginning of theprogram to identify and prepare for their projectDuring the program, participants devote an estimated 232 hours — or 10 percent effort— toprogram related activities, including work on a project. Most of the effort is self-directed;however, participation in lectures and live training programs is required.ActivityEstimateDescriptionIndependent onlineprework24 hoursPreparatory work for project and Patient SafetyCertificate9-months of didactictraining in quality andsafety held on Fridaymornings every otherweek (9 AM – 1 PM)72 hoursAttendance required; See curriculum above fordates.Completion of a qualityimprovement project andassociated deliverables(4 hr./every other week)72 hoursThis work is expected to be done independently inbetween Leadership Academy sessions to ensuretimely completion of a project.Practicum participation20 hoursThis includes attendance and participation inorganization quality and patient safety meetings—tobe selected by the scholar— spread out over theduration of the program.Lean Six Sigma training8 hoursVirtual or in person workshopPresentation and/ormanuscript preparation36 hoursScholars present their work at the final LeadershipAcademy Celebration and are strongly encouraged tosubmit an abstract for presentation at otherconferences (e.g., Patient Safety Summit) and tofurther disseminate their work in manuscripts.Total232 hours(10% Effort)
Faculty & Staff Program Co-Directors: Julia Kim, MD, MPH, Samantha Pitts, MD, MPH Program Manager: Chardae Gilchrist Faculty:o Scott Burkett, BS, CSSBB, Senior Quality & Innovation Coacho Boby Hody, MS, CMBB, Director, Lean Sigma Deploymento Richard Hill, BS CSSBB Assistant Director, Lean Sigma Deployment, Johns HopkinsHospitalo Rahul Koka, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Anesthesiao Wilson Lamy, BS, CSSBB, Senior Quality & Innovation Coacho Michelle Patch PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC, Assistant Professor, Department ofNursingo Amy Plotts MSN, RN, Assistant Director of Patient Safety, Armstrong Institute andJohns Hopkins Hospitalo Lori Paine, DrPH, RN, MS, Senior Director of Patient Safety, Armstrong Institute andJohns Hopkins Hospitalo Erica Reinhardt, MS, RD, Assistant Director, Lean Sigma Deploymento Matt Stewart, MD, PhD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Johns Hopkins Hospital,Associate Professor, Otolaryngologyo Laura Winner, DrPH, RN, BSN, MBA, Senior Director, Lean Sigma DeploymentEligibilityA Health Care professional with:1. Interest in developing as a Patient Safety and/or Quality Leader and applying these learningobjectives in their current employment.2. Primary employment/practice at a Johns Hopkins Medicine affiliate, with at least 50% ofscheduled hours/effort.3. Ability to attend Friday morning sessions from September through May (see Curriculum)with no more than 2 absences. Attendance is critical to success in achieving the learningobjectives and is required for completion.4. Ability to complete Lean Sigma training at one of the offered sessions.
Criteria for CompletionCriteria for successful completion of the program and receipt of a certification of completion areas follows:* Participation in Leadership Academy sessions from September to May with a maximum of 2absences. Submission of project deliverables, including Lean Sigma training assignments, monthly projectdeliverables, and meeting reflections. Achievement of milestones leading to completion of a patient safety or quality improvementproject. Insufficient progress will result in withdrawal (removal) from the program. Presentation of the project A3 at two project-in-progress sessions and the final celebration. Completion of the final evaluation.*Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.Application Process By Friday April 25, 2022, please complete the online application [Leadership Academyapplication link]:As part of the application, you will be asked to upload two documents:o Your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.o A statement of commitment signed by you and your direct supervisor.Applicants selected for an interview with a faculty member will be contacted by email.Final selection will be announced by June 24, 2022.Please contact [email protected] with any questions.Tuition and SupportTuition for the program is 14,520.Johns Hopkins University employees are eligible for non-credit professional development coursetuition remission which can be used to cover 100% of tuition. More information is available on thebenefits website: credit.Johns Hopkins Medicine employees without tuition remission will receive a 20% discount on thetuition. Employees are invited to apply for a scholarship to cover a portion of the remainingtuition.
Prerequisites: Applicants are encouraged to have some experience with patient safety and quality improvement, including other Armstrong Institute trainings (e.g., Patient Safety Certificate, Lean Sigma, CUSP). Time: All session times below are Friday morning, 9 AM -1 PM except for orientation, which runs until 2 PM, and Lean Sigma training.