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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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!

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