Brant Oliver is a healthcare improvement and implementation scientist, educator, and ANCC board-certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner (FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC). Dr. Oliver's work focuses on applied healthcare improvement implementation science research with a focus on "3C" (complex, costly, and chronic) health conditions (including multiple sclerosis (MS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Cystic Fibrosis (CF), and others), Coproduction, Learning Health Systems (LHS), and Shared Decision Making (SDM). He has been in clinical practice since 2003, working primarily as a MS specialist and neurobehavioral nurse practitioner. In 2020, he founded the Chronic Health Improvement Research Program (CHIRP), which applies improvement science research to optimize care, experience, and outcomes for people with "3C" conditions. In 2021, he was appointed as interim Associate Chief Quality Officer for Patient Experience at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and in 2022 was named system Vice President for Care Experience for the Dartmouth Health system. Finally, in June, 2022 he was awarded the 2022 national improvement researcher of the year by the QSEN Institute.
Dr. Oliver holds faculty appointments at Dartmouth, the Department of Veterans Affairs VA National Quality Scholars (VAQS) and Health Professions Education, Evaluation, and Research (HPEER) fellowship programs, the Jefferson College of Population Health in Philadelphia, the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing in Boston, and the Jonkoping University School of Health and Social Welfare in Sweden. 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, and has specific expertise in healthcare improvement measurement and analytics. He teaches graduate students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in improvement science, methodology, measurement, and analytics.
MORE ABOUT DR. OLIVER’s WORK…
Dr. Oliver was principal investigator of the first multi-center improvement science research collaborative for multiple sclerosis (MS-CQI, 2017-2020), and is PI for the new Next Generation Learning Health System for Multiple Sclerosis multi-center research collaborative (Next-Gen MS, 2021- ), and is or has been an investigator, methodologist, and/or faculty in large scale improvement efforts in the US, UK, Sweden, Canada, and Australia, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, and the International Coproduction of Health Network (ICoHN). He is also Co-PI of the COVID Collaboration (2020- ), a cooperative effort between TDI and East Carolina University led by Dr. Gene Nelson investigating COVID-related epidemiology and public health applications and is co-lead of a Levy Incubator funded innovation project with Dr. Jeffrey Parsonette at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to create a Learning Health System for Post-Acute COVID Syndrome (PACS) care (2021- ). He is also PI of CO-VALUE (2019- ), an ICoHN study developing an assessment model for coproduction value creation in an international community of practice co-led with visionary improvement scholar Dr. Paul Batalden. Finally, in recognition of his expertise in healthcare improvement measurement and analysis, Dr. Oliver has recently been invited to serve as lead author and editor for a new textbook, "Practical Measurement for Improving Health and Healthcare," which will be released in 2022 by Joint Commission Resources. The new textbook will focus on "rigorous practical healthcare improvement measurement and analysis skills" for health professions students, faculty, and busy frontline health professionals.
Pohnert AM, Schiltz NK, Pino L, Ball S, Duffy EG, McCormack ME, Oliver B, Patterson A, Pelton L, Dolansky MA
Health Serv Res|2023 Feb
Burdick TE, Moran DS, Oliver BJ, Eilertsen A, Raymond J, Hort S, Bartels SJ
J Am Board Fam Med|2022 May-Jun
Tse CS, Melmed GY, Siegel CA, Weng CH, Shah SA, Weaver SA, Oliver BJ, Elwyn G, van Deen WK
Inflamm Bowel Dis|2023 Jan 5
Lind J, Persson S, Vincent J, Lindenfalk B, Oliver BJ, Smith AD 3rd, Andersson Gäre B
Brain Behav|2022 Jun
N'Dri LA, Waters DD, Walsh K, Mehta F, Oliver BJ, MS-CQI Investigators
Perm J|2021 Dec 14
PH 124 & PH 129:
Advanced Topics in Quality Improvement (elective)
(1.5 units (PH 124); 1.0 unit (PH 129))
This course addresses advanced topics in improvement science and coproduction and explores implementation science, value creation in health care, coaching, and leadership/change management. Students will have the opportunity to apply skills from prior courses (PH 117, 126, & 120 (coproduction)) to case studies and other learning opportunities related to improving health and health care services. Content for the course will include both U.S.-based and international material.
The Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) component can be met in this course.
Statistical Measurement and Analysis for Healthcare Quality Improvement (elective)
This course explores the history, theory, and application of Statistical Process Control (SPC) in health care improvement. Topics include development of measures; data collection; graphical display of data; the selection and generation of SPC analyses for continuous measures, proportions, counts and rare events; for both longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses. Benchmarking, organizational approaches, and multicenter collaborative approaches to improvement measurement are discussed and research study designs for improvement and implementation science are explored. The course emphasizes application of theories and principles through the use of case studies based on ongoing work in the field, individual and small group exercises and interactive discussions with guest presenters. Individual lab exercises, a small group project and an in class final exam are required elements of the course.