IHQI provides funding, coaching and technical assistance through its Improvement Scholars Program. Click below to access slides and recordings from the annual Improvement Scholars Symposium.

Register for the Sept 20, 2018 Symposium here.

2017-2018 Projects

COPD Disease Management and Diagnostic Spirometry

Leads: Amy Shaheen, MD & Shane Hemphill, MD

Post-Operative Venous Thromboembolism Reduction

Leads: Jamison Chang, MD, MS & Carlton Moore, MD, MS

LGBTQI Patient Care

Leads: Emily Vander Schaaf, MD, MPH & Tyler McKinnish, MS-4

Reducing Readmissions for Geriatrics Patients

Lead: Maureen Dale, MD

Discharge of Medically Complex Pediatric Patients

Lead: Katie Westreich, MD

Reducing Readmissions

Lead: Escher Howard-Williams, MD

2016-2017 Projects

Cystic Fibrosis Transitions: Pediatric to Adult Care
Lead: Jennifer Goralski, MD
Falls Risk Management for Patients in Primary Care

Lead: Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD

Quiet Time: Reducing Noise to Improve Patient Care

Lead: Christine Hedges, PhD, RN

Metabolic Monitoring in Outpatient Psychiatry

Leads: Takahiro Soda, MD, PhD & Jennifer Richards, MD, MBA

Tar Heel Trauma Care: The Golden Hour and Beyond

Lead: Daryhl L Johnson II, MD, MPH, FACS

Unhealthy Alcohol Use Screening and Interventions

Lead: Dan Jonas, MD, MPH

2015-2016 Projects

Perioperative Blood Management

Lead: Greg Balfanz, MD

Carolina Conexiones: Satisfaction & Flow for Spanish-speaking Families

Lead: Kori Flower, MD, MS, MPH

Peripartum Hemorrhage Reduction

Lead: Tom Ivester, MD, MPH

Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Lead: Laura Hanson, MD

Central Line Insertion Course

Lead: Joanna Grudziak, MD

Daily Goals in the Intensive Care Unit

Lead: Casey Olm-Shipman, MD

Lung Cancer Screening

Lead: Dan Reuland, MD, MPH

Depression Treatment in Primary Care

Lead: Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH

2014-2015 Projects

Discharge Time at North Carolina Children’s Hospital

Lead: Kathleen Bradford, MD

Enhanced Recovery after Major Gastrointestinal Surgery

Leads: Rob Isaak, DO, Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD and H.J. Kim, MD

Lung Protective Ventilation

Lead: Thomas Bice, MD

Preventive Services Outreach in Primary Care

Lead: Shana Ratner, MD

Survivorship Care Plans

Lead: Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN

Unplanned Hospital Admissions for Cancer Patients

Lead: Bhisham Chera, MD