Welcome to the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE). IHQSE is a partnership between the University of Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado College of Nursing, CU Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Our overarching goal is to fundamentally improve the outcomes of the care we provide our patients.
Since our founding in 2013, we have experienced tremendous growth and expansion guided by our mission of creating a healthcare system that ensures every patient receives the highest quality of care while avoiding harm, minimizing inefficiencies, enhancing experience, and developing leaders in quality, safety, experience, and costs of care. The Institute originated with our one-year Certificate Training Program, and has expanded to include a portfolio of quality, safety, and leadership training programs designed for students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. In addition, we do extensive work coaching and directing implementation of quality improvement initiatives across the Anschutz Medical Campus.
The core foundation of the IHQSE is our team. Comprised of dedicated and gifted faculty, our team not only teaches the fundamentals of leadership, how to initiate change, and how to improve healthcare outcomes; they also guide and inspire IHQSE program participants to become better leaders and more effective catalysts of sustainable change. I invite you to learn more about the remarkable work we are doing, our faculty, and the extensive opportunities that exist for your involvement in transforming our healthcare delivery system.
Jeff Glasheen, MD, IHQSE Director