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  • Welcome to Kathryn Pier the new IHQI Director!

    Kathryn Pier earned a master’s degree in health administration from Queens University of Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Carolina University.  Kathryn is a certified professional in health system quality, certified six sigma green belt from NC State University and a trained UNC Kaizen Coach.  She has been working in healthcare quality … Read more

  • Breaking Barriers in Healthcare: UNC Medical Center Team Named Finalist for Prestigious Healthcare Equity Award

    In an effort to address healthcare disparities among limited English proficiency (LEP) patients, a groundbreaking quality improvement project was implemented at the University of North Carolina Medical Center (UNCMC). This project sought to improve the recognition of clinical deterioration in hospitalized patients with LEP. Healthcare disparities for LEP patients are a pervasive issue, and language … Read more

  • IHQI Holds 2023 Improvement Scholars Program and Fellows Symposium

    On Tuesday, October 17, IHQI held its 10th Improvement Scholars Program (ISP) and Fellows Symposium with over 130 people in attendance either virtually or in person. The following projects were presented: “Evaluation and Management of Anemia in Pregnancy” presented by Katelin Zahn, MD and Erin Huprich, MSN, WHNP “Standardizing the Evaluation and Management of Young … Read more