Physician Engagement in Quality & Safety

UNC's goal is to ensure that physicians gain a solid foundation in quality improvement, patient safety and patient- and family-centered care. IHQI helps accomplish this goal by offering medical residents, fellows and faculty a one-day course in quality improvement, patient safety and patient & family engagement. The one-day course highlights the safety and quality challenges facing health care and their origins as well as physicians' role as leaders in improvement work. A defining feature of this course is the emphasis on involving patients and families in quality and safety.

Curriculum Topics

  • Introduction to QI methods (including Lean, Six Sigma and the Model for Improvement)
  • Leadership roles in QI and how to participate in and contribute to QI work at UNC
  • Disclosure of adverse events, patient safety and peer support
  • Partnerships with patients and families in quality and safety

Course Faculty

Andrew Banks - UNC Medical Center Operational Efficiency

Laura Brown - UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement

Bhisham Chera - UNC Radiation/Oncology

Cheri Hanson - UNC Pediatric Critical Care

Patience Leino - NC Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Board & UNC PICU Family Advisor

Robb Malone - UNC Health Care Practice Quality & Innovation

Celeste Mayer - Patient Safety Officer, UNC Medical Center

Mike Pignone - UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement & General Internal Medicine

Shana Ratner - UNC General Internal Medicine

Rebecca Smith - UNC Pediatric Critical Care

Alex Toledo - UNC Surgery

Tina Willis - UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement & Pediatric Critical Care

Sam Weir - UNC Family Medicine

Teddy Yip - UNC School of Medicine

2014 - 2015 Dates

Nov 18, 2014

Feb 18, 2015

Apr 22, 2015

Jan 20, 2015

Mar 24, 2015

May 19, 2015

Registration

Register via LMS (enter "unchihqi" in the Learning Activities search box).

Contact

email Laura Brown  phone (919) 595-9823