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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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Keeping Clean in the Reading Room: An Initiative to Improve Workstation Hygiene. Campbell, John Lee, Ellie Vakharia, Ami, McGinty, Katrina; Journal of the American College of Radiology, Dec2019; 16(12): 1691-1694. 4p. ISSN: 1546-1440 PMID: 31265803

Medication Use Quality and Safety in Older Adults: 2018 Update. Ailabouni, Nagham J. Marcum, Zachary A. Schmader, Kenneth E. Gray, Shelly L.; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Dec2019; 67(12): 2458-2462. 5p. ISSN: 0002-8614

Coaching primary care clinics for HPV vaccination quality improvement: Comparing in-person and webinar implementation. Calo, William A.; Gilkey, Melissa B.; Leeman, Jennifer; Heisler-MacKinnon, Jennifer; Averette, Chrystal; et al. Translational Behavioral Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2019, 23–31,

An Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Children. Walters, Elizabeth M.; D'Auria, Jennifer; Jackson, Cheryl; Walsh-Kelly, Christine; Park, Daniel; et al. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Dec. 2019; 45(12): 829-837.

Impact of a Quality Improvement Initiative to Optimize the Discharge Process of Pediatric Gastroenterology Patients at an Academic Children's Hospital. Moo-Young JA, Sylvester FA, Dancel RD, Galin S, Troxler H, Bradford KK. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Sep 27;4(5):e213. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000213. eCollection 2019 Sep-Oct. PMID: 31745516

Using Human Factors Engineering and Lean to Increase Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology. Adams, Robert; Radiation Therapist, Fall 2019; 28(2): 143-157. 15p. ISSN: 1084-1911

Reducing the Reported Mortality Index Within a Neurocritical Care Unit Through Documentation and Coding Accuracy. Brice A. Kessler, Michael P. Catalino, J. Dedrick Jordan. (2019). World Neurosurgery Journal.

The Capacity of Primary Care for Improving Evidence-Based Care: Early Findings From AHRQ's EvidenceNOW. Shoemaker SJ, McNellis RJ, DeWalt DA. Ann Fam Med. 2018 Apr;16(Suppl 1):S2-S4. doi: 10.1370/afm.2227. PMID: 29632218

Implementing a Novel Quality Improvement-Based Approach to Data Quality Monitoring and Enhancement in a Multipurpose Clinical Registry. Pratt J, Jeffers D, King EC, Kappelman MD, Collins J, Margolis P, Baron H, Bass JA, Bassett MD, Beasley GL, Benkov KJ, Bornstein JA, Cabrera JM, Crandall W, Dancel LD, Garin-Laflam MP, Grunow JE, Hirsch BZ, Hoffenberg E, Israel E, Jester TW, Kiparissi F, Lakhole A, Lapsia SP, Minar P, Navarro FA, Neef H, Park KT, Pashankar DS, Patel AS, Pineiro VM, Samson CM, Sandberg KC, Steiner SJ, Strople JA, Sudel B, Sullivan JS, Suskind DL, Uppal V, Wali PD. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2019 Sep 30;7(1):51. doi: 10.5334/egems.262. PMID: 31646151

Understanding quality improvement collaboratives through an implementation science lens. Rohweder C, Wangen M, Black M, Dolinger H, Wolf M, O'Reilly C, Brandt H, Leeman J. Prev Med. 2019 Oct 23:105859. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105859. PMID: 31655174