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 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 certified MS specialist (MSCN) 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.
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.
Lind J, Persson S, Vincent J, Lindenfalk B, Oliver BJ, Smith AD 3rd, Andersson Gäre B
Brain Behav|2022 May 5
N'Dri LA, Waters DD, Walsh K, Mehta F, Oliver BJ, MS-CQI Investigators.
Perm J|2021 Dec 14
Tse CS, Siegel CA, Weaver SA, Oliver BJ, Bresee C, van Deen WK, Melmed GY
Inflamm Bowel Dis|2021 Dec 10
Schmidt P, Nelson EC, Kearney G, Kraft S, Oliver BJ
Int J Qual Health Care|2021 Nov 29
Oliver BJ, Schmidt P, Tomlin S, Kraft SA, Fisher E, Nelson EC
Int J Qual Health Care|2021 Nov 29
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.