Breakthrough Series College (BTS College) is a three-day professional development program that puts you on the path to Collaborative start-up. This offering will be held October 18-20, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“Really knowledgeable and insightful.”
“Exhausting but stimulating and thought-provoking.”
“The networking was fantastic.”
This is a small of sampling of what Directors, Quality Leaders, Researchers, and other attendees had to say about the BTS College, created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). This intensive and powerful three-day program is designed to help you adapt proven methods to spread outstanding improvements across your organization in a Collaborative format. In fact, you could gain the insights and strategies you need to prepare for Collaborative start-up — within four months.
Of note, participants in past BTS College programs have stressed the need for organizations to send two or more people to the College, to optimize learning about the Collaborative structure and roles. Participants will select either a Director or Improvement Advisor track when not attending general plenary sessions.
Over the 15 years that this program has been offered, it has helped health care, social services, education, public health, and other types of organizations make profound and lasting changes that have been spread throughout organizations, across systems, through cities and towns, and even among countries.
This program has helped organizations run collaboratives on topics including (but not limited to):
- Improving organ donation consent rates
- Reducing complications from ventilators and central lines
- Improving the patient experience
- Improving access in primary care
- Reducing unplanned readmissions
- Improving childhood literacy
- Improving chronic care (asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes, hypertension)
- Improving care for children in foster care
For more information please visit www.ihi.org.