LAHQ has partnered with IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
to offer our members a unique opportunity.
Beginning January 2020, the first 250 LAHQ members
will have access to IHI Open School for CY 2020.
Basic Certificate in Quality & Safety
Earning the Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety boosts your knowledge and skills — and proves to employers you’re serious about changing health care for the better. To receive the Certificate, you must complete the following 13 Open School courses: QI 101–Q105, PS 101–105, TA 101, PFC 101, and L 101. When you enter the courses, the required modules are indicated with an *asterisk.
Patient Safety Modules will introduce you to the fundamentals of patient safety and explain why making errors is human. These courses are a great foundation if you are pursuing the CPPS (Certified Professional in Patient Safety) certification.
Quality Improvement suite of courses introduces how to apply the science of improvement — which includes aims, measures, and Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles — to make positive changes within the systems in your local setting. You’ll also learn about the psychology of change, and why introducing new ideas and processes often takes time, patience, and creativity.
17.75 continuing education credits are available for nurses, physicians, and pharmacists, who earn the certificate of completion for all 13 courses.
In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) to provide continuing education for the health care team. IHI offers continuing education credits for completing Open School courses online.
About the association
Since 1976, the Louisiana Association for Healthcare Quality has been a guidepost for healthcare quality professionals. We were founded in 1976, later incorporated in 1982, and officially named the Louisiana Association for Healthcare Quality in 1995. LAHQ enjoys a diverse membership that includes professionals from many quality-related disciplines such as utilization, risk, case management, patient safety and infection control.