Both programs involve team‐based problem‐solving applied to a project in your area and both teach the same improvement methodology. RITE is more focused on supporting the efforts of frontline teams to complete improvement projects. CELT is more focused on developing clinical and administrative leaders. In CELT, teams attend all day class sessions for 9 days, learning from invited local and national experts. In RITE, teams meet for two hours every two weeks for a total of 10 sessions. Please see the image above for a summary comparison.
As part of either course, each participant will select a set of team members that will work together to complete an improvement project. Each team will be assigned a coach who will work with the project team to provide consultation and support for this important hands‐on experience.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?
To enhance improvement capability within the clinical operation of Stanford Medicine. Improvement capability in complex organizations being defined as:
1. Use of common improvement methods (improve in the same way)
2. Effective management of group dynamics and interpersonal relationships (work well together)
3. Appropriate use of data and evidence to drive improvement
4. Willingness to prioritize performance of the system for the benefit of patients (“systems thinking”)
HOW ARE THE PROGRAMS SUPPORTED?
Both training programs are offered to support this objective. Both share the common vision of increasing improvement capability in a project‐based format. They take slightly different approaches to best meet your team needs and time availability.
The application is to be submitted by team leader and will then be reviewed by Advisory Council along with other senior executive stakeholders. Must be built around an improvement project with specific aim and planned team membership(roles if not names). Selected based on appropriateness for program (actual improvement project rather than an implementation project; project can make meaningful progress during the course), team composition (interdisciplinary team with the right people to solve the problem), and alignment with strategic goals for clinical delivery system (priority given to projects submitted as part of an ICDP [Improvement Capability Development Program] plan).
For your application, you will identify:
- Your department
- What you’re trying to accomplish
- How your project supports the Value Equation and Stanford Medicine Strategic Goals
- Project goal: SMART goal
- A tentative team
- A sponsor from both School of Medicine and SHC.
Notification of Acceptance:
Notice of accepted/declined applications are sent out in September and March. Please note: applications included in School of Medicine department plans for the Improvement Capability Development Program are more likely to be accepted.