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
As part of Patient Safety Awareness Week March 10-16, the Performance Improvement & Patient Safety department recognized individuals who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to be “united for patient safety.” Nominees and the managers of nominees were treated to a “thank you” lunch on Tuesday, March 12, 11:30-12:30 pm. This list of nominated individuals and … Continued
IHQI is pleased to announce that six projects will be supported through IHQI’s Improvement Scholars Program for the period Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, 2020. Please join us in extending warm congratulations to the 2019-2020 Improvement Scholars: Advance Care Planning in Outpatient Primary Care Leads: Katherine Aragon, MD and Karen Halpert, MD Reducing Low-Value Care through … Continued
Please join the School of Medicine and IHQI for the Physician Leadership in Quality and Safety Scholarly Concentration Symposium March 21 3-5pm Old Clinic Auditorium The symposium celebrates the hard work and success of six students involved in quality improvement projects. Register Now Schedule: Samantha Robin, BS Mentor: Dr. Amy Shaheen 3:10pm – … Continued
Dr. Ajay Gulati and Dr. Mike Kappelman presented, “ImproveCareNow: Integrating Clinical Care, Improvement and Research” at IHQI’s Speaker Series event, held February 14, 2019 in Bondurant G-100. Dr. Gulati, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, spoke first. He highlighted the challenges of quality improvement work in patients with chronic disease and provided an … Continued
IHQI faculty and advisors reviewed proposals for the 2019-2020 cohort of Improvement Scholars. Notification of awards is set for February 22, 2019, with projects starting in September. The quality of proposals brought to the table provided rich discussion and review. Good luck to all who applied!
All of us at IHQI are excited for Dr. Shana Ratner as she takes on a new position: Section Chief for Education and Practice for the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. We know she will do a great job with the Division Chief in leading educational and clinical activities. Please help us … Continued