The Vanderbilt Healthcare Improvement Group (VHIG) is an interprofessional community of Vanderbilt education, management, medicine, and nursing students committed to advancing education and student participation in quality improvement in health care. We are a chapter of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for Health Professions, a global network of interprofessional educational communities that gives students the skills to become change agents in health care improvement.

Read more about VHIG in the 2011 IHI Annual Report “Leading the New Way”, which featured an article on our chapter on pages 18-19.

Download the VHIG Fact Sheet for a brief overview of VHIG.

VHIG Awards and Recognitions

The biggest challenge to moving toward a safer health system is changing the culture from one of blaming individuals for errors to one in which errors are treated not as personal failures, but as opportunities to improve the system and prevent harm. — Crossing the Quality Chasm, Institute of Medicine Report, 2003

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The VHIG Digest

The digest is published biweekly and provides a brief summary of the most important news and research in the fields of quality improvement and patient safety.