QIPS: Team Science and Team Building- August 2021

August 6, 2021


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The Jefferson College of Population Health Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Leadership Program (QIPS) encompasses leaders from all areas of the healthcare leadership team. This hybrid program includes focused coursework, in-person sessions and a mentored improvement project designed to align improvement work with the participants’ practice and/or organizational improvement goals. Participants graduate from the course with practical knowledge and the leadership skills needed for strategic execution of improvements.

Effective teamwork is essential for quality and patient safety improvement. It minimizes adverse events caused by miscommunication with others caring for the patient, and misunderstandings of roles and responsibilities. This program provides the fundamentals of team research, applications of team science in healthcare, training and best practices for leaders and reflections on team theory.


To register for this course, please visit the Jefferson College of Population Health website.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed no later than Monday, September 20, 2021. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Target Audience

This is an interdisciplinary educational activity designed for all healthcare providers and healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Analyze team cognitive and social processes to improve team functioning for quality and safety improvement.
  2. Apply team theory and research results to healthcare settings and scientific collaborations.
  3. Formulate best practices in teamwork to achieve quality and safety improvement.


Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Jefferson College of Population Health
Content Areas: 
Performance or Quality Improvement
Course Format: 
Live Webinar
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.75 Attendance
  • 3.75 CNE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/06/2021 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
08/06/2021 - 12:00pm EDT

Commercial/In-Kind Support

This educational activity received no commercial or in-kind support.

Recording and Photography Strictly Prohibited

Unauthorized recording or photography at a Jefferson-sponsored event is strictly prohibited. Individuals found violating this policy will be removed from the online activity or asked to leave from the live activity. No credits or refund will be issued.

Online Meeting

This educational activity will be held via zoom. Information for accessing the activity will be sent via email.


Conflict of interest

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards.

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Any conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this educational activity.

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.  Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of disease(s).

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson conflict of interest mitigation process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Exception: According to the Standards, it is not required to identify, mitigate, or disclose relevant financial relationships for any of the following activities:

  1. Accredited education that is non-clinical, such as leadership or communication skills training.
  2. Accredited education where the learner group is in control of content, such as a spontaneous case conversation among peers.
  3. Accredited self-directed education where the learner controls their educational goals and reports on changes that resulted, such as learning from teaching, remediation, or a personal development plan.

Planning Committee

Mary Reich Cooper, MD JD-Activity Director
Ellen Guarnieri, RN, MHSA, CPHQ, FACHE
Richard Hass, PhD


Richard Hass, PhD

Off‐label/Investigational Use

This activity does not contain information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.



https://jointaccreditation.org/sites/default/files/JointlyAccreditedProviderTM_0.pngIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Thomas Jefferson University and Safe and Reliable Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards 3.75 nursing contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit count includes .25 credit for completion of the required online evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.75 Attendance
  • 3.75 CNE


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Thank you for your interest in this course offered by Jefferson College of Population Health. To register for this course, please visit their website for more information.

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