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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 Initiative Results in Improved Rates of Timely Postvariceal Bleeding Surveillance Endoscopy. Moon AM, Kim HP, Barritt AS 4th, Darling J, Arora S. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2020;115(4):625-628. doi:10.14309/ajg.0000000000000577

Feasibility of Tablet-Based Patient-Reported Symptom Data Collection Among Hemodialysis Patients. Flythe JE, Tugman MJ, Narendra JH, Dorough A, Hilbert J, Assimon MM, DeWalt DA. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 Apr 29;5(7):1026-1039. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2020.04.021. eCollection 2020 Jul.

A Lean Quality Improvement Initiative to Enhance Tobacco Use Treatment in a Cancer Hospital. Meyer, Colleen; Mitra, Sara; Ruebush, Ellen; Sisler, Laurel; Wang, Kyle; et al. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. 2020 Mar; 17(6): 2165.

A Multimodal Quality Improvement Curriculum for Pediatric GME Program Directors. Payne, Asha S.; Pavuluri, Padma; Sten, May-Britt; Corriveau, Christiane; Berkowitz, Deena A.; et al. American Journal of Medical Quality.

Ortega J, Cometto MC, Zárate Grajales RA, et al. "Distance learning and patient safety: Report and evaluation of an online patient safety course" Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2020;44:e33. Published 2020 May 20. doi:10.26633/RPSP.2020.33

Flower, Kori B., et al. "Improving Satisfaction and Appointment Attendance Through Navigation for Spanish-Speaking Families." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 31 no. 2, 2020, p. 810-826. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/hpu.2020.0062.

What Constitutes Effective Team Communication After an Error? Hart WM, Doerr P, Qian Y, McNaull PM. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2020 Apr 1;22(4):E298-304. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.298. PMID: 32345422

Improving Care for Older Adults with HIV: Identifying Provider Preferences and Priorities. Perfect, Chelsea; Wilson, Lindsay; Wohl, David; Okeke, Nwora Lance; Sangarlangkarn, Aroonsiri; Tolleson‐Rinehart, Sue; In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; Apr 2020; v.68. n.4, 891-892. 2p. ISSN: 0002-8614

Improving COPD Care at the University of North Carolina Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic. Powierza CS, Vick N, McManus BK, Shaheen AW. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2019 Mar/Apr; 34(2): 205. doi: 10.1177/1062860618823301. Epub 2019 Jan 15. PMID: 30646754

Human Error Bowtie Analysis to Enhance Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology. Mullins BT, McGurk R, McLeod RW, Lindsay D, Amos A, Gu D, Chera BS, Marks L, Das S, Mazur L. Pract Radiation Oncology. 2019 Nov;9(6):465-478. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2019.06.022. Epub 2019 Jul 16. PMID: 31323384