On this page, we post general announcements for the UNE Interprofessional Case Competition. Announcements will be dated, with the most recent posted first.
The UNE Team takes 2nd place!!
IPSAT is a student chapter affiliate of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). IHI offers the Open School, whose mission is to improve healthcare by providing free online classes based on improving patient safety and delivering increased quality care. These classes are available to all medical and allied health professions students at no cost. Simply create an IHI account and indicate you are a UNE student during signup. You can then navigate to the IHI Open School. Instructions for creating an account and finding the Open School are here:
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Additional Case Competition Resources
We have collected the following information to assist case competitors and faculty advisors. Clicking on the links provided will allow users to download the described content or link out to additional resources.
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Resources
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Institute of Medicine, National Academies (IOM)
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
Leap Frog Group
Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors (MCPME)
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC)
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
The Joint Commission (TJC)
The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals
The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Events
U.S. Department of Defense Patient Safety Program
VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS)
The following articles detail landmark studies on public health. They are available in the UNE Library. Follow the links provided. The UNE Library staff can also assist you in locating these articles within the collection.
Institute of Medicine. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000.
UNE Library Link
- Directly from National Academy Press: To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System
Institute of Medicine. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001.
UNE Library Link
- Directly from National Academy Press: Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century.
Johnson, A. et al. Clarion: A Novel Interprofessional Approach to Health Care Education. Academic Medicine, Vol. 81, No. 3 March 2006.
- Directly from the online journal: A Novel Interprofessional Approach to Health Care Education.