20-Day Course for Executives & QI Leaders - Advanced Training Program (ATP)

The Advanced Training Program (ATP) offers a practical, in-depth course for health care professionals who need to teach, implement and investigate quality improvement, outcome measurement and management of both clinical and non-clinical processes.

Objectives

The Advanced Training Program (ATP) is designed to train senior leaders, middle management, and front-line health professionals in the theory and application of cost and quality control as well as the health services academic infrastructure.

The Intermountain Healthcare Advanced Training Program's (ATP) purpose is to give participants the understanding and tools necessary to conduct state-of-the-art clinical practice improvement projects, use quality improvement methods to manage and integrate non-clinical processes, implement quality improvement programs, and conduct internal quality improvement training. The ATP also gives participants the opportunity to join a national/international network that provides ongoing support and information sharing for future collaborations.

As part of the course, each ATP participant must select, complete, and report on an improvement project. The ATP faculty and analysts provide consultation and support for your project.

The course consists of a total of 20 days, divided into four sessions. It builds on the experience of Intermountain Healthcare and brings national experts together teaching the theory and techniques of:

  • Guideline/protocol development and implementation
  • Outcome measurement
  • Health services research methods
  • Health policy and economics
  • Cost-based accounting
  • Medical informatics
  • Severity of illness measurement and application
  • Total Quality Management/Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Teams and teamwork

Annually, an ATP Alumni Conference is held for graduates of the program.  The Alumni Conference provides a forum for graduates to discuss their current projects and to share innovative tools and techniques they are pioneering to improve clinical quality.

Program Faculty

Faculty for the program includes leaders from within Intermountain Healthcare as well as notable experts from around the country. An example of our guest faculty includes:

  • Maureen Bisognano
  • Andre Delbecq, DBA
  • Frank Drews, PhD
  • Joseph Duhig, MBA
  • David M. Eddy, MD, PhD
  • Allan Frankel, MD
  • Edward F. X. Hughes, MD, MPH
  • Kenneth Kizer, MD, PhD
  • Alan Morris, MD
  • Albert G. Mulley, Jr., MD
  • John Nance, JD
  • James L. Reinertsen, MD, FACP
  • J. Sanford Schwartz, MD, MBA
  • Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP

Accreditation

    Fall 2014

    • Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education (CME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 156.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

      Intermountain Healthcare CME adheres to ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education and disclosure of faculty and commercial sponsor relationships (if any) will be made known at the activity.

      Intermountain Healthcare CME fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant of this program is in need of accommodation, please do not hesitate to call and/or write to the Institute office in order to receive service. A request for accommodation can be made by calling 801.442.2896. Reasonable prior notice is required.

      Sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education

     

    • For more information contact the Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education Office at  (800) 842-5498.

    Course Logistics

    Location: Training sessions will be held in the Capitol View Conference Room at Intermountain Healthcare's Central Office which is located at:

    36 South State Street (Key Bank Tower) - 16th Floor
    Salt Lake City, Utah  84111

    Class-Day Structure:

    • Breakfast is served each day at 7:30 a.m.
    • Class presentation/lectures begin at 8:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
    • Lunch is provided each day, exception of last day of each session, at 12:00 pm (noon).
    • Class concludes each day at 5:00 p.m. with the exception the last day of each session, which ends at approximately 12:00p.m. (noon). 

    The presentations provide pertinent information that will assist participants in completing a quality improvement project. Please schedule travel plans so that every presentation is attended.

    Excel Breakout Sessions: During sessions 1 and 2, an afternoon breakout session will be held in the classroom from 1 - 2 pm.  Exacts dates and times will be announced in class.  If you are using 2008 Office for Mac software, 2008 Office for Mac did not include the Visual Basic component, rendering the use of macros, including ours, impossible.  There is no work-around.  Upgrading your software is the only option.

    Quality Improvement Project Consultations:  Consultations with a clinical program analyst will be provided during each session to assist with the required Quality Improvement project.  This schedule will be posted in the classroom during each session. 

    Hotel: For assistance with hotel reservations, please contact Julie Downs in the Intermountain Travel Services Department; Julie.Downs@imail.org or by phone at (801)442-3947.  Please mention that you are attending the ATP program.

    Session Schedule 

    It is essential that you attend Session 1 prior to any of the other sessions as the framework and theory of quality improvement are laid out during Session 1.  If you are unable to attend Session 1, we ask that you reschedule your participation to a future course.

    ​Year Course​ Dates​ Registration​
    2015 Winter - Session 1​ Jan. 26 - 30​ Registration Closed - No longer accepting registrations
    Winter - Session 2​ Feb. 23 - 27​ Call Erin Gordon for waiting list information
    Winter - Session 3​ March 23 - 27​ ​(801) 442-3718
    Winter - Session 4​ April 27 - May 1​
    Fall - Session 1​ July 27 - 31​ Registration Closed - No longer accepting registrations
    Fall - Session 2​ Aug. 31 - Sept. 4​ Call Erin Gordon for waiting list information
    Fall - Session 3​ Sept. 28 - Oct. 2​ (801) 442-3718​
    Fall - Session 4​ Nov. 2 - 6​
    2016 Winter - Session 1​ ​Jan. 11 - 15 Registration OPEN - accepting registrations
    Winter - Session 2​ ​Feb 8 - 12
    ​Winter - Session 3 ​March 7 - 11
    ​Winter - Session 4 ​April 11 - 15
    ​Fall - Session 1 ​Aug. 22 - 26 Registration OPEN - accepting registrations
    ​Fall - Session 2 ​Sept. 19 - 23
    Fall - Session 3​ ​Oct. 17 - 21
    ​Fall - Session 4 ​Nov. 14 - 18
      

    Course Fees & Registration

    $10,500 per participant ​

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the first day of class for a full refund. Cancellations within 30 days prior to the first day of class will forfeit $1,000 of the refundable tuition.

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