Evaluating an Innovative Educational Strategy for Health Care Organizations. Building Bridges Across Historical Silos for Quality

Andrea E. Berndt, Mickey Parsons, Clarice Golightly-Jenkins

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This article describes the development, implementation, and preliminary evaluation of the Interprofessional Study Group for Quality Improvement (ISG) at a multihospital metropolitan tertiary health system. Participants read chapters and facilitated weekly discussions using a text in the Dartmouth Quality Improvement Curriculum, interviewed patients about their hospital experiences, identified care gaps from interview data, and presented a pilot plan for a quality improvement initiative. Although few differences were noted between pre and post responses, participants' comments about shared learning with a common language, and learning from patient interviews suggest the approach facilitated interest, enthusiasm, and intent to collaborate in future initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-325
Number of pages11
JournalPerioperative Nursing Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012



  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Learning practice communities
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical

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