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PATH Staff Development and Training

The Partnership to Advance Tribal Health aims to support Indian Health Service (IHS) leadership and staff in developing quality improvement knowledge and capacity to help create a culture of continuous improvement. The PATH team will work with IHS hospital leadership to create and implement staff training plans that support their QI plan.

Goals and Expected Outcomes

(including, but not limited to)

  1. Evaluate the needs of each hospital
  2. Create individualized staff training plans
  3. Provide quality improvement, data analytics, shared decision making, team-based care, and patient/family engagement training for current staff
  4. Develop training and orientation plans for future staff

PATH Training Approach
Recognizing each hospital may have different needs, the PATH team will work with each IHS Area Office and IHS hospital

 

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Training Plan Elements (including, but not limited to)

  • Best practice sharing and implementation
  • In person training and coaching
  • Online courses
  • PATH Leadership Learning and Action Network
  • QI tools
  • TeamSTEPPS® training
  • Webinars

Training Materials

Leadership

2017 PATH LAN sessions:

May 3: Dr. Donald Warne Keynote Address - PATH Leadership LAN Kickoff
Dr. Donald Warne, a respected and internationally known speaker on American Indian health, discusses building leadership capacity (audio only).

June 7: Michael D. Pugh on Employee Engagement
PATH Leadership LAN session on employee engagement by Michael Pugh, MPH, president of MdP Associates and senior faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

July 12: Michael D. Pugh on Employee Engagement, Part 2
PATH Leadership LAN session on employee engagement, part 2, by Michael Pugh, MPH, president of MdP Associates and senior faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

August 2: Cliff Norman on Developing Decision Making Capacity, Part 1
PATH Leadership LAN session on Developing Decision Making Capacity, Part 1, by Cliff Norman, BS, MS, CQE.

September 6: Cliff Norman on Developing Decision Making Capacity, Part 2
PATH Leadership LAN session on Developing Decision Making Capacity, Part 2, by Cliff Norman, BS, MS, CQE.

October 4: Thomas Royer on Leadership Competency, Part 1
PATH Leadership Learning and Action Network on Leadership Competency, Part 1, with Thomas Royer, MD, FACPE.

November 1: Thomas Royer on Leadership Competency, Part 2
PATH Leadership Learning and Action Network on Leadership Competency, Part 2, with Thomas Royer, MD, FACPE.

December 6: 2017 Outcomes Congress
The Partnership to Advance Tribal Health Learning and Action Network 2017 Outcomes Congress

2018 PATH recorded LAN events:

2018 PATH registration page and recorded LAN events

Data and Analytics

PATH Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), part 4: Data

Quality Improvement

PATH Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), part 1: Introduction to QAPI

PATH Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), part 2: Pathway to QAPI

PATH Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), part 3: Action Steps to QAPI


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PATH and Improving Patient Care (IPC) teams have partnered to assist Indian Health Service facilities with improving the quality and safety of their patient-centered care. To assist the facilities, both PATH and IPC offer IHI Open School Licenses. If you are an IHS, tribal, or Urban Indian Health program ambulatory facility and are not working with the PATH project, IPC sends out a weekly email containing the information you need to get your license to access IHI Open School within the attachment called the Guide for Participants. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to get access to IHI Open school using the IPC license. This document also contains a code specific to the IPC licenses for you to use. Again, do not use this code if you are working with the PATH project.

The HealthInsight PATH IHI Open School page on our site has information about the courses, including available topics to begin your journey, information on certificates, and continued education credits and contact information for acquiring your licenses and for questions.

Patient/Family Engagement

PATH Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), part 5: Patient Family Engagement, Shared Decision Making and Team-based Care