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


The miniAdvanced Training Program (miniATP) course offered through the Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute 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 miniATP course is designed to facilitate the development of skills and competencies needed by community physician leaders, clinical team members, and administrators to actively lead, participate in, and direct organizational clinical management efforts.

The purpose of Intermountain Healthcare's miniATP is to give participants the understanding and tools necessary to conduct state-of-the-art clinical practice improvement projects and use quality improvement methods to manage and integrate clinical processes.

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


The miniATP course consists of a total of nine days, divided into four sessions. It builds on the experience of Intermountain and brings clinical team members together to learn the theory and techniques of:

  • Designing data systems
  • Outcome measurement and tracking
  • Methods for fast improvement
  • Data management
  • Clinical cost accounting
  • Information synthesis and meta-analysis
  • Total Quality Management / Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Leadership Skills

The course will include discussions of:

  • Core principles of clinical quality improvement based on clinical studies within Intermountain Healthcare
  • Tools necessary to improve patient outcomes, quality of care, and cost effectiveness
  • Clinical guidelines and protocols
  • Necessary leadership skills in building a foundation for integrated clinical research


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  • 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 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 our CQI Education Coordinator. Reasonable prior notice is required.

The miniATP is sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education. For more information contact the Intermountain Healthcare Continuing Medical Education Office.

Course Logistics

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

Class Day Structure

  • Breakfast is served each day at 7:30 a.m.
  • Class presentation and/or lectures begin at 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
  • Lunch is provided each day, with the exception of the last day of sessions 3 & 4, at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
  • Class concludes each day at 5:00 p.m., with the following exceptions:
    • Session 1 & 2: Last day ends at 3:00 p.m.
    • Sessions 3 & 4: Last day ends at 2:00 p.m.

Please schedule travel plans so that you can attend every class lecture. The course lectures provide pertinent information that will assist participants in completing a quality improvement project.

Excel Breakout Session

During sessions 1 and 2, an early morning breakout session will be held. These sessions will be held in the same classroom during the course of the day. Specific times will be listed on the course agendas.

Note: 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. Please mention that you are attending the ATP program.

Session Dates

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
 2018 Winter Session 1  Jan. 17 – 19 Registration Closed
  Winter Session 2  Feb. 21 – 23  
  Winter Session 3  March 14 – 16  
  Winter Session 4  April 19 – 20  
Fall Session 1 Aug. 6 - 8 Open for Registration
  Fall Session 2 Sep. 5 - 7  
  Fall Session 3 Oct. 1 - 3  
  Fall Session 4 Nov. 8 - 9  

Course Registration

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 45 days prior to the first day of class for a full refund. Cancellations within less than 45 days prior to the first day of class will forfeit $1,000 of the refundable tuition.

Registration CLOSED - please contact Kacee Baucom to be put on the waiting list