In the Patient Safety Fellowship, graduate students from interdisciplinary healthcare-related fields learn a method to continually improve healthcare safety, efficiency, and quality. At the core of the program is Perfecting Patient CareSM (PPC), PRHI’s process improvement methodology based on lean manufacturing principles. During weekly four-hour sessions, Fellows are exposed to core literature and key PPC principles and tools. They have the opportunity to listen and speak with local healthcare leaders who are actively engaged in applying quality improvement tools to advance patient care. Fellows also have the opportunity to apply the PPC methodology in “real time” at a local healthcare facility.
Applications will be accepted starting late-March 2018, and a link will be posted here.