Registration Open for 5th Annual Improvement Scholars Symposium

July 17, 2019

Registration is open for IHQI’s 5th annual Improvement Scholars Symposium on September 19th in Cancer Hospital, Conference Room 1. Eight scholars will present results of their year-long improvement projects in a “lightning” format, with a poster reception to follow. Details in flyer. Register at We look forward to seeing you there!

Speaker Series Panel Provides Insight into Project Sustainment and Spread

June 27, 2019

One of the rewarding aspects of IHQI’s work with Improvement Scholars is the ability to keep up with the progress of their initiatives over time. On June 26, 2019, IHQI hosted 3 former Improvement Scholars at a Speaker Series event in Bondurant G-100. Each speaker shared the successes and challenges she faced with project sustainment … Continued

Hillman Scholars Join the Clinician Leadership in Quality and Safety Scholarly Concentration

May 28, 2019

IHQI is pleased to announce that the School of Medicine scholarly concentration, formerly known as, “Physician Leadership in Quality and Safety (PLQS),” has a new name. Two Hillman Scholars from the School of Nursing have joined the class, officially changing the name to, “Clinician Leadership in Quality and Safety (CLQS).” CLQS Director, Dr. Casey Olm-Shipman, and the … Continued

Dr. Cykert Returns to IHQI Speaker Series to Present Results of Heart Health Now

May 22, 2019

In 2016, Dr. Cykert presented for IHQI Speaker Series with the topic, “Cardiovascular Health Improvement: Can Systematic Dissemination Work Across Hundreds of Diverse Practices?” Three years later, Dr. Cykert followed up with his own answer to that question by sharing results of the Heart Health Now intervention. At the IHQI Speaker Series event held on May 22, 2019 … Continued

IHQI Associate Director, Dr. Matt Nielsen, Appointed Chair of AUA Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee

May 2, 2019

It is with pride that IHQI congratulates Matt Nielsen, MD, on his appointment to a three-year term as chair of the American Urological Association’s Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee. The QIPS Committee, in the AUA’s Science and Quality Council, is charged with the mission to foster quality urologic care through the development of … Continued

Improvement Leader Program Kick-Off

April 25, 2019

Dr. Tom Ivester, Chief Medical Officer of UNC Medical Center, led the Improvement Leader Program Kick-Off on April 25, 2019 in Bondurant G-030. “The Improvement Leader Program is the culmination of many months of planning,” he explained. He described the program as an immersive learning experience designed to develop competencies in leadership and quality improvement for … Continued

Register: Speaker Series Panel on Sustaining and Spreading Improvement

April 11, 2019

Three of IHQI’s former Improvement Scholars will provide insights on sustaining and spreading improvement at UNC Medical Center on June 26th at 12 noon in Bondurant G-100. Take a look at where their improvement initiatives started by viewing their presentations below, and come to the event to hear about their successes and challenges with sustainment and … Continued

Students Demonstrate True Physician Leadership at Scholarly Concentration Symposium

March 22, 2019

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 students of the Physician Leadership in Quality and Safety Scholarly Concentration for their praiseworthy presentations at the symposium held on March 21st in Old Clinic Auditorium. Five students presented their projects and addressed questions from the audience. We have no doubt of each student’s future success. Well done! View the video recording … Continued

Register for IHQI Speaker Series with Dr. Sam Cykert

March 19, 2019

IHQI Speaker Series Event Samuel Cykert, MD Heart Health Now: Implementing Risk Stratification, Data Tools, and QI Coaching Across NC In 2015, Dr. Cykert — in partnership with Healthcare Research and Quality, Community Care of North Carolina, and North Carolina Area Health Education Centers —  developed Heart Health Now, a project working toward combating cardiovascular disease … Continued

Patient Safety with IHQI Improvement Scholars

March 12, 2019

Patient safety often goes hand-in-hand with quality improvement. As part of Patient Safety Awareness Week, IHQI is highlighting the QI projects of our current Improvement Scholars:   Implementation of Antibiotic Time-outs at Hillsborough Hospital UNC Hospitals-Hillsborough Campus Lead: Zach Willis, MD, MPH   Malnutrition in Hospitalized Family Medicine Patients UNC Hospitals Lead: Amir Barzin, DO, MS   … Continued