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

PIPS Hosts Patient Safety Recognition Luncheon

March 12, 2019

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 Improvement Scholars Announced

February 26, 2019

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

Register for the Physician Leadership in Quality and Safety Student Symposium

February 21, 2019

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