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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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   … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 – … Read more

Dr. Gulati and Dr. Kappelman “Inspire” at IHQI Speaker Series Event

February 14, 2019

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 … Read more

IHQI Faculty and Advisors Review Improvement Scholars Proposals

February 7, 2019

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!

New Location for Speaker Series Event on Feb. 14

January 29, 2019

Please note that the location of our Speaker Series event with Drs. Ajay Gulati and Mike Kappelman has changed. The new location is Bondurant G-100. It’s not too late to register! We hope to see you on February 14th.