Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

The St. Louis Chapter of the IHI is an interdisciplinary organization that includes students from Wash U, STLCOP and SLU. We aim to educate and involve students in issues of patient safety, quality improvement, medical culture and person and family-centered care. To achieve these goals, the St. Louis Chapter has created a selective for first year students, held a patient safety week in collaboration with AMSA and organized a summer series of faculty-led workshops and case studies focusing on medical errors and workflow improvement. This year, we have ambitious plans to become involved with a quality improvement project at BJC and enter a national patient safety case competition in addition to continuing the initiatives from the past few years.

Contact

Kristin Pfeifauf: kpfeifauf@wustl.edu

Website

http://www.ihi.org/Pages/default.aspx