Welcome to the IHI Open School
The Hamad Medical Corporation is pleased to offer you the IHI Open School’s unique, integrated, educational community for health professionals across multiple disciplines. A range of online courses are currently offered in the areas of improvement capability, patient safety, triple aim for populations, person- and family-centered care, leadership, and quality, cost, and value. More than 150,000 students, faculty, and professionals are now part of this movement.

Access to the Open School can only be granted for those with an HMC email address and corporation number. Any information that is saved against a non-HMC email address will not be saved.

Each course takes roughly one to two hours to complete and consists of several lessons taking 15 to 30 minutes each. You will take a quiz at the end of each lesson. To pass, you need to answer at least 75% of the questions correctly. Learners who successfully complete the 16 foundation courses earn an Open School Certificate, showing they are dedicated to improving health care; and can obtain up to 23.5 CME, 22 CNE or 23.5 CPE points.  It is advisable to keep a record of your certificates of course completion.  However, you do not need to submit your certificates of course completion to your department. Upon completion of a course the relevant department will be notified and will automatically apply for your continuous education points. You will be informed when this process is complete in the usual way.

Priority Courses
The Hamad Medical Corporation is recommending completion of the following courses as a priority within 4 months of subscribing:

QI 101:   Fundamentals of Improvement
QI 102:   The Model for Improvement: Your Engine for Change
QI 103:   Measuring for Improvement
PS 100:  Introduction to Patient Safety
L 101:     Becoming a Leader in Health Care

Get Started
Follow these three steps to enroll and get started. Always use the link www.IHI.org/Hamad when returning to the courses.



Technology Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 1998 or later, or Macintosh
  • Internet Explorer 6.0+, Mozilla Firefox 2.0+, Opera 9.0+, Safari 3+. JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled.
  • Microsoft Office 2000 or later (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be used)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Minimum connection speed of 64 kilobits per second (without watching video).
  • To watch educational videos, need connection speed of 256-512 kilobits per second. Browsers that do not support HTML5 video and audio will require Microsoft Silverlight Player plug-in.
Questions or concerns? Please email us at openschool@ihi.org.