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IHQI Improvement Scholars Recognized at UNC Quality Expo

October 18, 2019

UNC Hospital’s 11th annual Quality Expo, organized by Performance Improvement & Patient Safety (PIPS), was held in the Bondurant lobby on October 17th and 18th. This year’s theme was, “Quality is Our Business,” and was organized as part of the National Association for Healthcare Quality’s Healthcare Quality Week. Four IHQI Improvement Scholars and one Improvement … Read more

IHQI Faculty, Dr. Casey Olm-Shipman, takes on new role as Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Neurology

October 7, 2019

IHQI congratulates Dr. Casey Olm-Shipman in her new role as Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Neurology. In this position, Dr. Olm-Shipman will work with Department of Neurology faculty and trainees to: facilitate the identification and prioritization of quality and safety goals within the Department of Neurology. promote alignment of departmental quality improvement … Read more

Improvement Scholars Present Projects at 5th Annual Symposium

September 25, 2019

IHQI’s 5th Annual Improvement Scholars Symposium was held on September 19, 2019, in Old Clinic Auditorium. Six Improvement Scholars and two Improvement Fellows presented the results of their quality improvement projects that began last fall, and a poster reception followed. Laura Brown, IHQI Executive Director, kicked off the program by introducing the IHQI Associate Directors, … Read more

Former Improvement Scholar Shares in Recognition from 2019 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Quality Care Award

September 19, 2019

Congratulations to UNC’s Pediatric and Adult Programs in Cystic Fibrosis for receiving the 2019 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Quality Care Award: Recognizing Outstanding QI Processes and Accomplishments. IHQI received news of this award from 2017 Improvement Scholar, Dr. Jen Goralski, who presented her project, “Cystic Fibrosis Transitions: From Pediatric to Adult Care” at IHQI’s 3rd Annual … Read more

Dr. Schreiber Presents the Future of Quality in Healthcare to a Packed House

September 12, 2019

IHQI was honored to welcome Dr. Michelle Schreiber, Director of Quality Measurement and Value Based Incentives Program Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for a Speaker Series event on September 11, 2019, in Old Clinic Auditorium. IHQI Director, Dr. Darren DeWalt, opened the program, and Dr. Jennifer Elston Lafata, IHQI Associate … Read more

Save the Date: UNC Livestream of IHI National Forum

August 28, 2019

The IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care is a four-day conference that has been the home of quality improvement (QI) in health care for more than 30 years. It brings together health care visionaries, improvement professionals, world leaders and industry newcomers. This year, the conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, December 8-11. If … Read more

IHQI Improvement Fellow, Dr. Erin Orth, Shares QI Project on WRAL News

August 1, 2019

IHQI Improvement Fellow, Dr. Erin Orth, was featured on WRAL News on August 1, 2019, to discuss her improvement project in UNC’s Newborn Critical Care Center. Dr. Orth has implemented the Reach Out and Read program in the center, enrolling 350 babies to date. Reach Out and Read is a national organization that aims to … Read more

Register: IHQI Speaker Series with Dr. Michelle Schreiber from CMS

July 25, 2019

IHQI Speaker Series Event Dr. Michelle Schreiber, Director of Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives at CMS “Future Quality Directions from CMS”   Dr. Michelle Schreiber will visit UNC Sep 11 and 12, 2019. Prior to joining CMS in 2018, Dr. Schreiber served as Chief Quality Officer and SVP, Clinical Transformation and Clinical IT Integration at … Read more

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!