Presenting and publishing results of quality improvement initiatives at UNC Medical Center accomplishes several things:
- contributes to the body of knowledge about how to improve care and outcomes for patients
- increases the rigor with which we conduct improvement activities
- builds our reputation as a leader in healthcare quality improvement
If you are considering presenting or publishing results, be sure to submit your project or initiative to the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). Note that most QI initiatives are eligible for an exemption, and the Office of Human Research Ethics is available to answer all questions. Review the Research v. QI Differentation Tool, or our QI and IRB Considerations for more information.
The core team at IHQI can help you frame proposals, design projects and identify platforms for sharing results. Additional information and resources about Quality Improvement can be found on our Resources page, and on the UNC Department of Pediatrics ‘Quality Improvement’ section, located here.
Quality Work in Progress
Publish and Report – Conferences
Presenting at conferences has many benefits. In addition to networking with others interested in a similar field, presenting spreads scientific advancement, supports platforms for idea spread, and enhances communication skills associated with individual and team research.
Publish and Report – Journals
- Best Practices
- Clinical Processes
- Consumer Roles
- Cost Reduction
- Evaluation of Services
- Information Spread
- Management Evaluation
- Operational Processes
- Patient Safety
- Payment Reform
- Performance Measurement
- Risk Management
- Spreading improvement
- Sustaining Improvement