Brant Oliver is a healthcare improvement and implementation scientist, educator, and board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner (FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC). Dr. Oliver's work focuses on applied healthcare improvement science research with a focus on "3C" (complex, costly, and chronic) conditions including MS, IBD, CF, RA and others, coproduction, learning health systems, and shared decision making (SDM). He has been in clinical practice since 2003, working primarily as a certified MS specialist (MSCN) and a MS neurobehavioral nurse practitioner.
Dr. Oliver holds faculty appointments at Dartmouth, VA Quality Scholars (VAQS), and the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and experienced in Clinical Microsystems and IHI Model for Improvement approaches, including IHI Breakthrough Series (BTS) collaboratives. He teaches graduate students, residents and post-doctoral fellows in improvement science, methodology, measurement, and analytics.
Newland P, Oliver B, Newland JM, Thomas FP
J Neurosci Nurs|2019 Dec
Barre L, Oliver B, Alexander-Scott N, McCormick M, Elmaleh R, McDonald JV
R I Med J (2013)|2019 Aug 1
Stadler DS, Oliver BJ, Raymond JG, Routzhan GF, Flaherty EA, Stahl JE, Batsis JA, Bartels SJ
J Am Med Dir Assoc|2019 Aug
Oliver BJ, Nelson EC, Kerrigan CL
Med Care|2019 May
Newland P, Newland JM, Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Smith JM, Oliver BJ
J Neurosci Nurs|2018 Jun
Statistical Measurement and Analysis (elective)
This course explores the history and theory of statistical process control and its application to health care. Specific topics covered include: development of measures; data collection; graphical display of data; the theory and construction of control charts for means, proportions, counts and rare events; statistical testing with control charts; analysis of means. Benchmarking and an organizational approach to measurement and improvement are discussed. Different study designs for improvement work are explored. The course emphasizes application of theories and principles through the use of case studies, small group exercises and interactive discussions with guest presenters. Lab exercises, a group project and a take-home final exam are required elements of the course.