Brant Oliver is a nurse practitioner, health care improvement scientist with sub-specialization in improvement measurement and methodology, and healthcare improvement consultant and educator. He has been a multiple sclerosis and neurobehavioral specialist for 13 years and currently practices at the MS Specialty Program at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire.
In addition to his appointment as assistant professor at The Dartmouth Institute, he is an adjunct associate professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing in Massachusetts, and faculty senior scholar for the VA National Quality Scholars (VAQS) fellowship program at the VA Medical Center VAQS site in Vermont. He codirects the VAQS program at the White River Junction, Vermont, VA site, supervises the VAQS postdoctoral nursing fellows there. He also leads the national improvement measurement curriculum for VAQS. His interests include integrated improvement and implementation sciences research, health care improvement education, and improvement of health professions educational services quality.
Oliver earned a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MS from MGH Institute of Health Professionals in Boston, and an MPH and PhD from The Dartmouth Institute.
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
Oliver BJ, Potter M, Pomerleau M, Phillips A, O'Donnell M, Cowley C, Sipe M
Nurse Educ|2017 Sep/Oct
Goodman D, Ogrinc G, Davies L, Baker GR, Barnsteiner J, Foster TC, Gali K, Hilden J, Horwitz L, Kaplan HC, Leis J, Matulis JC, Michie S, Miltner R, Neily J, Nelson WA, Niedner M, Oliver B, Rutman L, Thomson R, Thor J
BMJ Qual Saf|2016 Dec
Godfrey MM, Oliver BJ
BMJ Qual Saf|2014 Apr
This course explores the knowledge, methods, and skills necessary to effect the continual improvement of the quality and value of health care. Participants will become familiar with the theory of statistical process control and the development of measures for improvement work. Benchmarking and organizational approaches to measurement and improvement will be discussed, and a variety of study designs for improvement work will be explored. Participants will be offered an opportunity to connect that knowledge, and those methods and skills, to their personal life and work.