A positive learning environment implies that it is a safe and welcoming space that allows for optimal acquisition of knowledge and care of patients. It is created by the words, actions, and attitudes of clinician-educators.
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Health care delivery is ripe for digital disruption. How are we preparing for the future at U of U Health? Chief Information Officer Donna Roach outlines the path forward and what it takes to transform health care to meet an increasingly digital future.

What Happens When Reliable Isn’t Reliable?

Senior value engineer Cindy Spangler is back to share how a few simple improvement tips enable processes to reach new levels of reliability.

Listen-Sort-Empower to Improve Professional Well-being

What can we do right now to make our work environment better? Chief Wellness Officer and family medicine physician Amy Locke shares a simple team-based model for identifying opportunities, sorting what’s feasible and impactful, and empowering the frontline to lead change.

Complex Systems—Four Ways to Combat Culture Clash

Complex systems require complex cross-functional teams who often experience culture clash. Director of Patient Safety Iona Thraen joins nurse leaders Emily Salisbury and Doug Clapp to examine a recent safety event through the lens of “Wicked-Problem Solvers”—drawing insights from successful cross-functional teams.

What is the CALL-UP Program?

Huntsman Mental Health Institute psychiatrist Jeremy Kendrick, operations manager James Stamos and project facilitator Mckenzy Schiffman introduce the CALL-UP program—a state-wide psychiatry consult service to support pediatricians and PCPs with difficult mental health cases.

How to Master Education in the Health Professions

The new Master of Education in Health Professions degree program offers a unique opportunity to improve teaching skills, influence the future of clinical care, and increase the impact of clinical educators. The program’s interprofessional leaders, Joanne Rolls, Rebecca Wilson, and Wendy Hobson-Rohrer, share why the program is important and offer a few quick tips to improve your teaching today.

The 6 Foundational Elements to Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Department of Surgery collaborators Courtney Lauer, Erin Heath, and Christina Choate share their process for establishing a culture of collaboration that facilitates communication across teams, fosters shared goals, and creates an atmosphere where failure is an opportunity to learn.

GME Value – Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Toolkit

From the simple to the complex, problems plague our daily work. Quality Improvement experts Luca Boi and Ryan Murphy provide brief lessons and resources covering important problem solving techniques so you can develop solutions and make improvements.

Intensive Diabetes Education and Support (IDEAS) Program

The stress of a chronic condition, combined with inadequate resources or education, can leave even the most resilient among us feeling helpless. Juliana Simonetti and Michelle Litchman share how their Intensive Diabetes Education and Support (IDEAS) Program empowers patients and care partners to successfully manage their diabetes.

Seven Principles of Value Management at University of Utah Health

What is “Value Management” and why should you care? It's how University of Utah Health systematically improves the quality of care delivered to patients—and its never been more important as we redesign care during a pandemic. Chief Quality Officer Sandi Gulbransen shares the seven tenets of Value Management that guide our work.

How To Put WellCheck Feedback to Work (For You and Your Team)

Feedback is a gift—even when it doesn’t feel like it. Senior Director of Care Navigation Stacy Silwany teams up with Organizational Development’s Michael Danielson to share how Care Navigation uses WellCheck survey data to learn from and engage employees in making the workplace better.

How to Take an Inclusive Sexual Health History

Physician Assistant and Associate Professor Joanne Rolls cares for sexual and gender minority patients and teaches new physician assistants how to comfortably approach sexual health as part of overall health. She shares practical tips to take an inclusive sexual health history.