Quality Improvement Education
Courses here assist users with the quality improvement process from beginning to end.
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Patient Safety and Quality
Quality and safety are a core value of UPMC. Content here is designed to support patient safety, quality, and regulatory topics.
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Get Your Project off the Ground With the Right Tools
To help you with your improvement efforts, WLA offers tools, templates, resources, and more.
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Be a CHANGE LEADER and Apply to the Francis X. Solano., MD, FACP Quality Education Series (QES)
The QES offers a structured framework to learn the skills and tools necessary to define your problem, develop a SMART aim, analyze data, implement solutions, and monitor outcomes. The course comprises five virtual sessions, assignments, coaching calls, and hands-on work on a local improvement project that aligns with systemwide goals. The course is free for all UPMC staff.
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The Wolff Learning Academy (WLA), part of the Wolff Center at UPMC, is designed to meet the broad education needs surrounding quality improvement, quality outcomes, patient safety, regulatory, and operational excellence for UPMC health system staff at all levels and across any clinical discipline.

UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence

Find WLA Certificates of Completion content here for UPMC nursing professional development and advancement through the My Nursing Career program.

Quality Improvement
Education

Courses here assist users with the quality improvement process from beginning to end.

Patient Safety,
Quality, Regulatory

Courses here support Quality, Patient Safety, and Regulatory items.

External Agency
Required Education

Courses here are for completion by external agency staff completing assignments at UPMC.

Operational
Excellence

Content here is designed to support UPMC's Operational Excellence initiatives (for UPMC employees only).

Medical Education
and Resources

Courses here target the quality needs of physicians and advanced practice providers.

COVID-19 Education Resources

Courses here support COVID-19 safety and safe entry to UPMC for non-employees.

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International Quality Improvement Courses

Courses here support Quality Improvement Methodology for UPMC's international partners.

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