IHQI Announces New Associate Directors

October 9, 2020

Dr. Lavinia Kolarczyk and Dr. Carlton Moore have accepted appointments as Associate Directors of UNC’s Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI). Dr. Kolarczyk and Dr. Moore were selected from a highly-qualified pool of candidates following a competitive search process. Dr. Kolarczyk is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Dr. Kolarczyk led the … Continued

Improvement Scholars Present Projects at IHQI’s First Virtual Symposium

September 16, 2020

IHQI’s first virtual Improvement Scholars Symposium was held on September 15, 2020, on Zoom. Seven Improvement Scholars presented the results of their quality improvement projects that began last fall, and a virtual breakout room reception followed. Darren DeWalt, IHQI Director, and Laura Brown, IHQI Executive Director, kicked off the program by acknowledging the inspiring work of … Continued

Recruitment Appeal for IHQI Quality Leader

September 1, 2020

UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) is recruiting a Quality and Organizational Excellence Leader. Please share widely. Applications due Sept. 18, 2020. The position is ideal for someone passionate about improving healthcare and health. Must be an exceptional project manager. The role demands versatility, creativity, confidence and enthusiasm. https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/jobs/5534827-quality-and-organizational-excellence-leader-inst-healthcare-quality-improvement Description The UNC Institute for … Continued

Recruitment Appeal for IHQI Associate Director

August 18, 2020

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) invites applications for an Associate Director. The Associate Director serves as a faculty coach for Improvement Scholars and is a core member of IHQI’s faculty leadership. IHQI’s mission is to catalyze healthcare improvement, spread and culture change by developing and mentoring clinical improvement leaders. Improvement Scholars is … Continued

Registration Open for IHQI Improvement Scholars Symposium

July 29, 2020

Please join IHQI for our annual Improvement Scholars Symposium   September 15, 2020 2:00-4:00 pm Zoom (link provided after registration)   UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement’s annual Improvement Scholars Symposium will feature six clinician-led improvement initiatives presented in a virtual, “lightning” format on September 15, followed by an opportunity to talk with scholars in online breakout rooms. … Continued

Call for Nominations: UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Awards

May 28, 2020

UNC Medical Center is requesting nominations by June 30 for its annual Quality and Safety Awards, to be held Oct. 13 at the Medical Center Improvement Council (MCIC) meeting. Janet Hadar, President of UNC Hospitals, and Dr. Tom Ivester, Chief Medical Officer, sponsor the awards. To be eligible for the award, nominations should represent a … Continued

Dr. Tony Lindsey Named Chair of QIOC, Quality Improvement Oversight Committee

May 22, 2020

IHQI is delighted to share the following announcement from Dr. Wesley Burks: I’m pleased to share that Dr. Tony Lindsey has been named Chair of the QIOC, effective May 21, 2020. Trained as a psychiatrist, Dr. Lindsey has served in many leadership capacities since joining UNC as faculty in 1989, including Vice Chair for Clinical … Continued

IHQI Associate Director, Dr. Amy Shaheen, Assumes New Role as Vice President, Practice Quality and Innovation

May 7, 2020

IHQI is proud to share the following announcement from UNC Health Alliance: Dr. Amy Shaheen was named Vice President, Practice Quality and Innovation, UNC Health Alliance effective April 1st. As a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, and the Medical Director for Population Health Solutions, Dr. Shaheen is … Continued

IHQI Improvement Scholars Announced

March 11, 2020

IHQI is pleased to announce that six projects will be supported through IHQI’s Improvement Scholars Program for the period Sept. 1, 2020 – Aug. 31, 2021. Please join us in extending congratulations to the selected project leads: Renae Boerneke, PharmD, BCPS, CPP and Mildred Kwan, MD PhD – Reducing the Healthcare Utilization of Broad Spectrum … Continued