• 8/22/2023

    Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute (HHQI) in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) successfully launched the Improvement Specialist Program (ISP) last 22nd August 2023 through Microsoft Teams. This program is led by its Senior Faculty, Dr Robert Lloyd, who is the IHI Vice President for Improvement Science & Methods and a Senior Improvement Advisor. Along with him are the IHI and HHQI Program Team and Faculty who will ensure that the learning objectives and outcomes of the program will be achieved and be of benefit for the Qatar healthcare system.

    In line with the HHQI’s Capacity and Capability Building Dosing Approach, the ISP is designed to expand the capacity for improvement in organizations by developing healthcare leaders and quality professionals as Improvement Specialists who are capable of leading results-based improvement projects. They should be able to advise, develop and lead the improvement strategies of their facilities and organizations. The curriculum for the ISP is designed for health care professionals who have a working familiarity with the Science of Improvement (SOI) and able to be leaders for improvement. Participants in the ISP should have a major portion of their work focused on improvement and will work strategically with senior leaders, Improvement Advisors, and Improvement Coaches in their respective facilities and across the organization.

    Each cohort will run for about 10 months and will be limited to 30 participants to ensure “All Teach, All Learn” concept is applied and practiced. There will be 3 two-day in-person workshops, 3 action period calls, launch call and graduation. This program is accredited by the Department of Healthcare Professions with 44.75 CPD hours. The participants are expected to work on an improvement project as aligned with the strategic objectives of the organization.