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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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A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Rapid Response System Inequities for Patients with Limited English Proficiency at a Quaternary Academic Medical Center. Lauren Raff, Andrew G Blank, Ricardo Crespo Regalado, Emily Bulik-Sullivan, Lindsey Phillips, Carlton Moore, Lilia Galvan Miranda, Evan Raff. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s11606-024-08678. PMID: 38381243

A Quality-Improvement Initiative to Reduce NICU Transfers for Neonates at Risk for Hypoglycemia. Sherry LeBlanc, Jamie Haushalter, Carl Seashore, Karen Wood, Michael Steiner, Ashley Sutton. Pediatrics. 2018 Mar;141(3):e20171143. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1143. Epub 2018 Feb 8.PMID: 29437908

Building High-Performance Team Dynamics for Rapid Response Events in a US Tertiary Hospital: A Quality Improvement Model for Sustainable Process Change. Raff L, Reilly K, Ratner S, Moore C, Raff E. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2022 Sep-Oct 01;37(5):413-421. doi: 10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000057. Epub 2022 Apr 8. PMID: 35404304.

A Quality Improvement Approach to Enhance LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Pediatric Primary Care. McKinnish T, Hunt C, Weinberg S, Perry M, Seashore C, Gold S, Vander Schaaf EB. Pediatrics. 2022 Aug 1;150(2):e2021052125. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-052125. PMID: 35909154.

A Clinic-Based Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in Adolescents. Allison BA, Walters EM, Butler BW, Perry MF. Joint Commission Journal Quality Patient Safety. 2021 Aug; 47(8): 510-518. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.04.006. Epub 2021 Apr 28. PMID: 34074609.

Engaging Physicians in Quality Improvement in a Hospital Setting: A Scoping Review. Mahbooba Z, Chera B, Evarts L. Am J Med Qual. 2021 Apr 22. doi: 10.1097/01.JMQ.0000735456.03039.2e. PMID: 33901037

Systematic Quality Improvement and Metabolic Monitoring for Individuals Taking Antipsychotic Drugs. Soda T, Richards J, Gaynes BN, Cueva M, Laux J, McClain C, Frische R, Lindquist LK, Cuddeback GS, Jarskog LF. Psychiatric Services. 2021 Apr 23. doi: 10.1176/

Increasing Early Childhood Screening in Primary Care Through a Quality Improvement Collaborative. Flower KB, Massie S, Janies K, et al. Pediatrics. 2020; e20192328. doi:10.1542/peds.2019-2328

The role of the radiation oncologist in quality and patient safety: A proposal of indicators and metrics. Calvo FA, Chera BS, Zubizarreta E, et al. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2020;154:103045. doi:10.1016/j.critrevonc.2020.103045

Practice level factors associated with enhanced engagement with practice facilitators; findings from the heart health now study. Halladay JR, Weiner BJ, In Kim J, et al. Health Serv Res. 2020;20(1):695. Published 2020 Jul 28. doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05552-4