Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Trains Physician Leaders through CMU Course
This summer, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI)'s Jennifer Condel, Manager of Lean Healthcare Strategy and Implementation, and Bruce Block MD, Health Care Consultant, are providing training in Healthcare Quality Improvement for 25 physician leaders. The course is part of Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Master of Medical Management for Physicians, an 18-month cohort-based program for experienced physicians in the U.S. and abroad. The two 4-week virtual sessions (May 29-June 26 and July 3-July 31) are conducted through asynchronous, online learning experiences, weekly Zoom sessions, and collaborative discussions. The course is a distillation of PRHI's celebrated Perfecting Patient Care curriculum, concentrating on the physician's role in implementing and sustaining a Lean quality improvement culture through alignment of strategic goals and application of collaborative approaches to systematic problem solving.