Improvement Resources

Funding Opportunity

Intermountain Healthcare-Stanford Medicine 2020 Collaboration Grants Request for Proposals

Amount of funding: the Committee is interested in funding projects of various sizes, up to a maximum of $100,000 for a 1-year period.

Eligibility: for Intermountain-Stanford project teams consisting of paired Principal Investigators (Co-PIs):
-one PI from Stanford University School of Medicine-with University Tenure Line (UTL), Medical Center Line (MCL), Non-Tenure Line Research (NTLR) and Clinician Educator (CE) faculty appointments (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
-one PI from Intermountain Healthcare, who have jointly written a project proposal in their shared discipline of interest.

Purpose: The program seeks to promote effective collaborative partnerships between investigative teams at the two institutions who can complement each other’s strengths. While the spectrum of the types of research that will be considered is broad, proposals for projects that advance the science of healthcare delivery will be prioritized. Ideal projects would test dissemination of best practices, demonstrate practical applicability, involve frontline staff, and show clear potential for expansion in scale and scope.


Internal deadline:   Due to COVID-19, the deadline is extended to July 10, 2020, 5pm PDT

Stanford Realizing Improvement Through Team Empowerment videos

31 focused video tutorials covering topics ranging from Introduction to A3 Thinking to Statistical Process Control. These free videos are each 5 to 20 minutes in length.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

IHI Open School offers dozens of courses. These are free for residents, fellows, and faculty members. Completion of certain courses can lead to a Basic Certificate in Quality & Safety. CME credits are available.

AAN Quality Measures

The American Academy of Neurology has developed Quality Measures and reporting initiatives in many areas of Neurology. These measures are integrated into public and private payer programs and can be used to drive improvement in practice.

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. The Journal of Hospital Medicine regularly publishes articles related to the Choosing Wisely campaign called “Things We Do for No Reason,”  many of which are relevant to the care of patients with neurological conditions.

Costs of Care

Text: Costs of Care is a non-profilt organization that gathers insights from people all over the world at the frontlines of healthcare delivery to help clinicians and health systems deliver better care at lower cost. This website offers free curricular materials related to value education.

2019-2020 Meetings

Note that many of these meetings have been cancelled or converted to virtual/remote meetings.  Please see each individual meeting website for details.

October 2-3, 2019, Lean Healthcare Academic Conference, Stanford, CA

October 4-5, 2019, Neurohospitalist Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

October 15-18, 2019, Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC

November 15-17, 2019, Architecture of High Value Health Care Conference, Baltimore, MD

December 8-11, 2019, Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Orlando, FL

February 19-21, 2020, International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA

March 29-31, 2020, Western Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting (WGEA), Pacific Grove, CA

April 25-May 1, 2020, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON

October 9-10, 2020, ASCO Quality Care Symposium, Chicago, IL