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What is the Improvement Science Research Network?

The Improvement Science Research Network is the only National Institutes of Health–supported improvement research network. Our primary mission is to accelerate interprofessional improvement science in a systems context across multiple sites.

 

Pediatric Special Interest Group

The first meeting of the Improvement Science Research Network’s Pediatric Special Interest Group (SIG) was held at a breakfast meeting during the 2013 Improvement Science Summit.

Summer Institutes on Quality Improvement

Experience a full immersion in the latest advances in healthcare improvement and take home action plans developed during these highly interactive conferences. For 2014, the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing, the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) and the Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN) bring to you the Summer Institutes on Quality Improvement: A Cluster of Interprofessional Conferences.

Summer Institutes on Quality Improvement - Accepting Abstracts

Now Accepting Abstract - Summer Institutes on Quality Improvement

August 5-8, 2014  |  San Antonio, TX  | Grand Hyatt Riverwalk

 

New Evidence-Based Guide

Building Successful Research Collaboratives for Healthcare Improvement is a newly published evidence-based guide on best practices for collaboration. Transdisciplinary collaboration is essential in improvement science as complex research questions go beyond the realm of a single investigator.

 

TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Workshop

Are you a Health Professional or Educator who wishes to improve patient safety through interprofessional teamwork? The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice is hosting a TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Workshop May 8-9, 2014.

 

What Is Improvement Science?

The Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN) offers members a unique opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from around the country on improvement science research projects based on the ISRN Priorities for Improvement Research. Through collaboration, ISRN members will leverage an unprecedented potential to improve patient outcomes and healthcare delivery, both locally and nationally.

 

Collaboration Opportunities and Benefits

The Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN) offers members a unique opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from around the country on improvement science research projects based on the ISRN Priorities for Improvement Research. Through collaboration, ISRN members will leverage an unprecedented potential to improve patient outcomes and healthcare delivery, both locally and nationally.

 

JOIN US!

Become a member of the Improvement Science Research Network - the first national collaboration of clinical and academic leaders devoted to accelerating improvement science in a systems content. Membership is available to both individuals and insitutions.

 
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May 8-9, 2014
San Antonio, TX

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Conferences

2014 Summer Institutes on Quality Improvement
August 5-8, 2014
Grand Hyatt Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX
Now accepting abstracts!

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Web Seminar

Improvement Science: Getting to "HOW"

Speaker:
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
ADUSH for Quality, Safety and Value
Veterans Health Administration
ISRN Steering Council Member

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Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Professor and Director, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Nursing, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Director, Improvement Science Research Network

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