CHA-Gold Innovation Fellowship
CHA-Gold Innovation Fellowship IV | January - December 2020
Aligning personal and professional growth with institutional transformation
The Fellowship is a one-year professional development opportunity for CHA clinicians and leaders. In the 2020 program, the CHA Senior Leadership Team is collaborating with the Center for Academic and Professional Development to support two or three person clinical and operational leadership teams in their work in partnership with patients and families to coproduce improvement in patient care quality, safety and experience.
Healthcare service delivery is transforming rapidly -- both inside and outside CHA . Shifting paradigms invite us to think differently about how healthcare service creates value for patients and communities. New payment models have created new opportunities and new expectations and the increasing complexity of our work requires unprecedented levels of teamwork and integration. The digital revolution is redefining interactions; our understanding of the patient’s critical role in shaping their own well-being is evolving.
Effective participation in this transformation requires new levels of partnership between physician leaders and their operational partners and between healthcare systems and patients and communities. These new partnerships require new skills, new tools, new ideas, new habits of mind. The fellowship supports fellows to learn through action and experimentation in relationship with one another in a cultivated community of practice of emerging leaders at CHA.
Who should apply?
CHA leaders and aspiring leaders who seek an immersive and engaging professional development experience and are committed to leading positive and transformational change at CHA. The most competitive applicants will be dyadic or triadic leadership teams comprised of a physician or advanced practice provider and a nursing or administrative partner with relevant operational leadership responsibility.
Applicant teams should have:
Designated leadership responsibility for a service line, clinical area or key initiative
A clearly defined and well-scoped change project aligned with our CHA institutional strategic direction and supported by appropriate executive sponsorship
Approval from relevant Department Chief(s), Senior Director(s), and/or Senior Vice President(s) for participation in the fellowship
Commitment to full attendance in monthly half day seminars and approximately 2 hours of additional learning and project-related work weekly
What will the fellowship provide?
A monthly half-day seminar with relevant readings and assignments exploring the following curricular themes:
Improvement science and clinical quality improvement
Frameworks for performance improvement including LEAN and human centered design
Data and measurement
Cultivating coproductive partnerships with patients and families
Using small tests of change
Scale up and spread, sustaining change
Publishing and studying improvement work
Organizational development and operations management
Building effective teams
Running effective meetings
CHA strategy and finance
Leadership and personal growth
Leadership theory and frameworks
Self assessment and reflection to support the “ inner work” of leadership
Cultivating relational networks within and outside of CHA
Supervision and feedback
Effective communication, including use of storytelling and public narrative
Understanding and developing organizational culture
Mentoring for a healthcare delivery system improvement project in which fellowship teams will use improvement science to plan, implement and evaluate a change project including serial small tests of change and reflection necessary for real-world learning
Structured opportunities for participation in peer coaching
Green belt in LEAN methods of performance improvement
Who are the faculty?
The Fellowship Director is Maren Batalden, CHA’s Associate Chief Quality Officer and Director of Population Health Medical Management.
Elizabeth Gaufberg, Director of the Center for Professional and Academic Development
Gouri Gupte, Director of CHA Performance Improvement
David Bor, Chief Academic Officer
Members of the CHA Senior Leadership Team and Board of Trustees
Paul Batalden and members of the International Coproduction of Health network
Guest lecturers from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Northeastern School of Industrial Engineering, Brandeis, CRICO, Harvard Medical School and other affiliated HMS Academic Medical Centers
What will fellowship teams produce?
A successful change project aligned with the institution’s strategic direction that enhances the ability of our healthcare system to co-produce good care with patients and families
A publication for the peer reviewed literature and/or additional scholarly work to be distributed via social media or other means, including posters for presentation at the annual CHA Academic Poster Session
What support will fellows receive?
Faculty and peer mentorship
Access to technical assistance from the Institute for Community Health
Individual fellows with clinical responsibilities that might limit their ability to participate in half-day learning sessions will receive support from the Fellowship Selection Committee to negotiate changes in their clinical schedule to permit fellowship engagement
The fellowship year will start in January 2020 and continue through December 2020
Half-day seminars are scheduled from 1-5pm on the second Thursday of every month
Preliminary applications expressing interest in the fellowship are due by August 15, 2019
The Fellowship Advisory Board will review preliminary applications and invite full applications by August 30, 2019. Completed applications will be due on September 30, 2019.
All final applicants will be interviewed and fellowship decisions will be made by October 25, 2019.
A half day orientation retreat for incoming fellows is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Interested applicant teams are invited to submit a preliminary application to the Center for Professional Development through the linked Google Form.
Full proposals will include a more comprehensive description of the fellowship project, updated curriculum vitae and formal letters of support from direct supervisors and relevant department head. HMS and TUSM faculty should submit curriculum vitae prepared in the HMS/ TUSM format.