IHI Associate delegate

1 position

Shahram Zaheer

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Shahram Zaheer

Dear colleagues,

I have been involved with IHI since 2013. In the past, I have held Vice President and Chapter Leader positions at IHI York University Chapter. As a member of the IHI York U executive team, I was responsible for raising awareness about quality improvement issues, and for organizing seminars and workshops for undergraduate students. In my graduate studies, my research focus has always been on quality of care issues - e.g., safety culture, communication, teamwork, patient and staff outcomes etc. Over the years, I had the opportunity to conduct quality improvement research in both hospital and nursing home settings. I have also published my research findings in peer-reviewed journals: 




Through my past work experiences, I have come to realize that in healthcare settings, nurses are usually the ones championing and implementing quality improvement initiatives. This is the primary reason for my decision to pursue nursing education as I wish to implement evidence into practice. 

My academic and work experiences make me a good candidate for IHI associate delegate position at NUS. I am passionate about healthcare quality improvement and I will try my best to raise awareness about quality of care improvement issues while serving as the IHI associate delegate.

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