QI Education

PAC³ is pleased to offer its member centers licenses to Life QI and the IHI Open School.

PAC3 Quality Improvement Education Class

This course will combine didactic QI education with completion of a local QI project and will end with the opportunity to share your QI project at the 2025 Spring PC4/PAC3 Conference. 

The class consists of monthly 90-minute virtual sessions, running from July 2024-February 2025. During class time you will be able to share progress on your local QI project and get feedback from QI coaches and fellow students.

In between class sessions you will have assignments to help learn QI concepts. These will consist of videos and reading and should take 2-3 hours per month.  You will be expected to make progress on your local QI project between classes and to prepare an update about it for each class. You can download a copy of the syllabus here.

We realize this is a significant time commitment and recommend your consideration of this prior to applying. To help your local QI project be successful, we require participants to have a local Sponsor/Coach who is familiar with the local system you are working in and can provide additional coaching and support as needed.

This class is free of charge and participants will be gifted The Health Care Data Guide by Provost & Murray and The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance; Langley, Moen, Norman, Provost. If you are selected and accept, we do ask that you acknowledge the coaching you receive from PAC3 in any presentations or academic products related to the project.

How to Apply 

  • Deadline: June 10, 2024
  • Participants: Only four participants will be chosen for this class. We aim to hold this class annually, so if your site is not selected this year, we encourage you to apply for next year’s class

Special thanks to our PAC3 QI Education Course Leaders, Mira Trivedi and Tara Cosgrove!

Mira Trivedi
Tara Cosgrove


Life QI

Life QI is a software platform that allows teams to create Key Driver Diagrams, conduct PDSA cycles, and visualize the results on run and control charts. The Model for improvement tools are integrated to provide a platform tailored to running quality improvement projects. Centers can use the platform when participating in PAC³-led quality improvement projects and to organize and run local QI projects.

    Life QI   

IHI Open School

The IHI Open School is a global learning community that offers three levels online courses about quality improvement:

  • 100-level courses = Introductory concepts for all health care audiences
  • 200-level courses = Intermediate concepts and specialized topic areas
  • 300-level courses = Project-based learning

Open School

If you are interested in obtaining a license for either product, email PAC3@childrens.com.

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