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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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
The Clinician Leadership in Quality and Safety Scholarly Concentration builds quality improvement and leadership skills of future clinicians. These skills are developed around the science of improving access, cost, effectiveness, equity and safety in patient care. Learning is longitudinal, mentored and experiential. By the end of this one-year program, students possess the knowledge and skills … Continued
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
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 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 https://tinyurl.com/ihqi2019. We look forward to seeing you there!
One of the rewarding aspects of IHQI’s work with Improvement Scholars is the ability to keep up with the progress of their initiatives over time. On June 26, 2019, IHQI hosted 3 former Improvement Scholars at a Speaker Series event in Bondurant G-100. Each speaker shared the successes and challenges she faced with project sustainment … Continued