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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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Implementing Evidence-Based Screening and Counseling for Unhealthy Alcohol Use with Epic-Based Electronic Health Record Tools.Colleen Barclay MPH, Meera Viswanathan PhD, Shana Ratner MD, Julia Tompkins MSW, LCSW, Daniel E. Jonas MD, MPH. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2019 Aug; 45:566-74.

Using Safety Barrier Analysis to Facilitate Quality Improvement in Health Care: Improving Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis as a Proof of Concept. Moore C, Coleman GC, Chang J, Nagle M, Sten MB. Am J Med Qual. 2019 Jun 21:1062860619856689. doi: 10.1177/1062860619856689. PMID: 31226877

Pilot Test of an Adapted Intervention to Improve Timeliness of Referrals to Hospice and Palliative Care for Eligible Home Health Patients. Kirk MA, Hanson LC, Weinberger M, Haines ER, Rokoske FS, Powell BJ, Birken SA. J Palliat Med. 2019 May 15. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0504. PMID: 31090487

Improving the Emergency Department Care of Older Adults in North America. Malone ML, Biese K. Clin Geriatr Med. 2018 Aug;34(3):xiii-xv. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2018.06.001. Epub 2018 Jun 20. No abstract available. PMID: 30031430

Quiet Time Improves the Patient Experience. Hedges, C., Hunt, C. & Ball, P. (2019). Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 34 (3), 197-202.

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

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

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

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

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