2016 Salzburg Global Seminar, "Better Health Care: How do we learn about improvement?"

The Salzburg Global Seminar, “Better Health Care: How do we learn about improvement?”, chaired by M. Rashad Massoud, brings together thought leaders in a week-long collaboration (July 10–15) around quality improvement. The group of 60 participants engage in a series of dynamic discussions and deliberations regarding the epistemology of health care improvement; review various methods and techniques of learning; and ultimately, produce a product that informs and advances the field of quality improvement in health care.

The Salzburg Global Seminar is hosting an online meeting that runs in parallel to the in-person seminar to accommodate those who wish to participate but cannot attend. Materials will be shared online prior to each day's meeting and daily summaries will be posted to the site, with an opportunity for online participants to submit their comments. These comments will be collected and presented to the in-person participants on a daily basis.

To comment on the sessions from the seminar, please visit Salzburg Global Seminar 565, Online Meeting. The public is also welcome to follow the conversation on Twitter using #SGSHealth.

Improving Improvement

From Day 3's session (July 13, 2016), "Evaluating Improvement," reporter James Ndirangu writes:

"Dr Massoud stressed that our focus is on the ‘how’ we implement what we know works, or bridging the “know-do” gap, and not on testing ‘what’ works to improve clinical outcomes. . . . By the end of this meeting, we need to leave with better ways to do our QI work and remove or minimize questions around results we obtain."

Salzburg Global Seminar Highlights

Resources

Leighann Kimble, Healthcare Improvement Fellow, with Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Senior Vice President and Director of the USAID ASSIST project, at Salzburg Global Seminar 565
Leighann Kimble, Healthcare Improvement Fellow, with Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Senior Vice President and Director of the USAID ASSIST project, at Salzburg Global Seminar 565
Date 
July 08, 2016
Authors 
Christina Zola, Communications Specialist
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