Paul Batalden

Paul Batalden

Co-production: An improvement teacher’s journey between theory and practice

Date and time

Tuesday February 20, 2024  (12-1 p.m. ET)

Session Description: 

Paul will describe and reflect on the “red thread” he has held as he and his colleagues lived and experienced some of the major elements of the nearly five decades of healthcare improvement learning and teaching that he and his colleagues have experienced.

Speaker biography: 

Paul Batalden is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Affiliated Emeritus Professor of Quality Improvement and Leadership at Jönköping University in Sweden.

He is currently working on the coproduction of healthcare service and its implications. He has several written publications and recently created and hosted a podcast series, “The Power of Coproduction” available at, Apple, Spotify, Google and Amazon.

Previously he founded, created or helped develop the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the U.S. Veteran’s Administration National Quality Scholars program, the IHI Health Professions Educational Collaborative, the General Competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Center for Leadership and Improvement at Dartmouth, the Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency, the annual Health Professional Educator’s Summer Symposium (aka “Summer Camp”) at Dartmouth, the SQUIRE publication guidelines for the improvement of health care, the Improvement Science Fellowship Program of The Health Foundation in the UK, the Vinnvård Improvement Science Fellowships in Sweden and the Kellogg Foundation Clinical Pharmaceutical Scholar program. Prior to these program leadership roles, he had the privilege of serving as a primary Pediatric physician for approximately 1000 families.

He has been a member of the Board of Commissioners of the JCAHO and is currently a member of the Minnesota Academy of Medicine and the US National Academy of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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