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Director's Welcome

Welcome to The Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency! The IHQSE is a partnership between the University of Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado College of Nursing, University Physicians, Inc., 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 start in 2013, we have seen 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 and developing leaders in quality, safety and efficiency. The institute originated with our one-year certificate training program, and has expanded to now include a one-day introductory training program in quality improvement and a two-day clinical leadership development program. We have been fortunate to have leaders from every unit in the University of Colorado health system participate in various programs within the institute, and we are excited about the increasing number of opportunities to further broaden our scope.

The core foundation of the IHQSE is our team. Comprised of dedicated and gifted faculty, data analysts and performance improvement consultants, our team will not only teach you the fundamentals of leadership, how to initiate change and improve healthcare outcomes, they will guide and inspire you to become a better leader and a changemaker in your own life. No longer will you have to imagine how patient care and healthcare processes could improve - you will be given the tools to make it happen.

I invite you to learn more about the remarkable work we are doing, our dedicated team, and the incredible opportunities that exist for you to get involved and become a leader of change.


-Jeff Glasheen, MD
IHQSE Director


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