We were please to host Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg as the speaker for the Duke IHI Open School 2017-2018 kickoff event. Dr. Ginsburg shared the career insights he’s learned over his years as Director of the Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine and MEDx. He highlighted the interdisciplinary nature of these two institutes and the growing need for quality improvement work in the fields of genomics and medical engineering to ensure successful implementation of innovative solutions into our healthcare system.
Each year after an application process, QISP scholars are paired with Duke University Health System faculty conducting forward-thinking Quality Improvement and Innovation work. In addition, scholars complete a formalized curriculum (IHI Open School Modules) and discussion sessions led by faculty members.
Examples of past project opportunities include:
Standardizing Text Paging to Improve Physician-Nurse Communication: A Pilot Study
Standardizing Protocols in the Duke Outpatient Clinic.
Developing patient literacy evaluation processes
Assessing the efficiency of primary-care-to-specialty-care referrals
Creating pediatric care guidelines and improving adherence to evidence based care
Reconciling quality indicators in surgery across multiple databases
Developing a balance sheet of provider performance to improve efficiency in outpatient, underserved settings
Applications to the Quality & Innovation Scholars Program 2017-2018 are NOW OPEN!