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As an academic medical institution, UNC is fortunate to have many clinicians who not only engage in quality improvement initiatives, but who publish their findings for others to learn from and share. IHQI stays abreast of recent QI publications from UNC authors who are focused on improving clinical care and improvement outcomes.

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The compliance coach: A bedside observer, auditor, and educator as part of an infection prevention department’s team approach for improving central line care and reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection risk. Buchanan, Mark O. Summerlin-Long, Shelley K. DiBiase, Lauren M. Sickbert-Bennett, Emily E. Weber, David J.; American Journal of Infection Control, Jan2019; 47(1): 109-111. 3p. (Article) ISSN: 0196-6553

Implementing Lean in Academic Primary Care. Daaleman TP, Brock D, Gwynne M, Weir S, Dickinson I, Willis B, Reid A; Quality Management in Health Care, Jul-Sep2018; 27(3): 111-116. 6p. (Article – case study, research, tables/charts) ISSN: 1063-8628

A Department of Medicine Infrastructure for Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Improvement. Mathews, Simon C. Pronovost, Peter J. Daugherty Biddison, E. LeePetty, Brent G. Anderson, Mark E. Nelson, Terry S. Outten, Katie Langlotz, Ronald Duda, Denice Herzke, Carrie A. Peairs, Kimberly S. Golden, Sherita H. Lautzenheiser, Matthew B. James, Hailey J. Desai, Sanjay V. Keller, Sara C. Feldman, Leonard S. Pahwa, Amit K. Berry, Stephen A.; American Journal of Medical Quality, Jul/Aug2018; 33(4): 413-419. 7p. (journal article) ISSN: 1062-8606 PMID: 29183149

Improving Quality in the Care of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Egberg, Matthew D. Gulati, Ajay S. Gellad, Ziad F. Melmed, Gil Y. Kappelman, Michael D.; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Aug2018; 24(8): 1660-1669. 10p. (Article) ISSN: 1078-0998

Multidisciplinary quality improvement initiative to standardize reporting of lung cancer screening. Cubillos L, Brenner AT, Birchard K, Henderson LM, Molina PL, Pignone M, Ratner S, Rivera MP, Jones L, Reuland DS. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2018;7(Suppl 3):S297-S301.

Primary Care Practices' Abilities And Challenges In Using Electronic Health Record Data For Quality Improvement. Cohen, Deborah J. Dorr, David A. Knierim, Kyle DuBard, C. Annette Hemler, Jennifer R. Hall, Jennifer D. Marino, Miguel Solberg, Leif I. McConnell, K. John Nichols, Len M. Nease Jr., Donald E. Edwards, Samuel T. Wu, Winfred Y. Pham-Singer, Hang Kho, Abel N. Phillips Jr., Robert L. Rasmussen, Luke V. Duffy, F. Daniel Balasubramanian, Bijal A.; Health Affairs, Apr2018; 37(4): 635-643. 9p. (Article - research, tables/charts) ISSN: 0278-2715

Improving Psychosocial Distress Screening: A Quality Improvement Project Using Staff Education. Butcher Holt, Melissa; Improving Psychosocial Distress Screening: A Quality Improvement Project Using Staff Education, 2018; 1-1. 1p. (Article) ISBN: 9780438033641

Improving Postpartum Depression Screening and Referral in the Pediatric Setting. Russomagno, Samantha; Improving Postpartum Depression Screening & Referral In The Pediatric Setting, 2018; 1-1. 1p. (Article) ISBN: 9780438063075

A global call to action: cultivating a safety mindset. Sherwood, Gwen; International Nursing Review, Mar2019; 66(1): 1-3. 3p. (Article) ISSN: 0020-8132

Contextual factors that influence quality improvement implementation in primary care: The role of organizations, teams, and individuals. Shea CM, Turner K, Albritton J, Reiter KL. Health Care Manage Rev. 2018 Jul/Sep;43(3):261-269. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000194. PMID: 29533271