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Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement Curriculum  - Meghna Trivedi, MD, Elizabeth Murphy, MD & Gertrude Manchester, MD

Our robust QI Curriculum involves classroom, independent study, and hands-on project participation. A three-year QI didactic curriculum is delivered during the Ambulatory week didactic sessions.  All residents receive their White and Yellow Belts in Lean Process Improvement.

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Each resident is expected to participate in a QI Project from the ambulatory, inpatient, or educational setting, including completing an A3 form with multiple PDSA cycles.  Project posters are presented at the Annual Resident Poster Day, with awards given in multiple categories. We expect all of our residents to be able to lead Quality Improvement projects in their future area of practice.

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The following QI projects were the top 3 posters judged at our annual poster day.

1st Place  Telewise Initiative: Decreasing Inappropriate Telemetry Use PDSA Cycle 4, Tim Cashman (PGY2), Bita Zahedi (PGY2), Nicole Keane (PGY2), Justice Oranefo (PGY3), Tenes Paul (PGY1), Ahmad Barout (PGY1) & faculty Adarsha Bajracharya
2nd Place The Journey of a Million Hearts: Decreasing Cardiovascular Risk Among Medicare Patients, Kevin O’Day (PGY3), Ming Da Qu (PGY3), Muhil Kannappan (PGY2), Roop Dutta (PGY2), Peter Sullivan (PGY1), Jacob Baxter (PGY1) & faculty Gertrude Manchester
3rd Place PPI Quality Control: A single Center experience of resident education to reduce inappropriate prescriptions, Mohanad Awadalla (PGY2), David Liu (PGY2), Josiah Bote (PGY3), Matthew Fasullo (PGY3), Bryan Poole (PGY3) & faculty David Cave

Other recent QI initiatives:
  • Improving the Identification of Patients Who Would Benefit from Palliative Care
  • Care Coordination in Transitions of Care: Scheduling Follow-up Appointment at Discharge
  • Improving Sign-out Regarding Intern Performance
  • Benefit of Introducing Interdisciplinary Curriculum into Medical School Education
  • Need Coverage? Simplifying schedule swaps with an innovative new platform