IHI Kickoff Event With Dr. Ginsburg

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.

Thank you for joining us for a great event!




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QISP 2017-2018 Applications Now Open

The Quality & Innovation Scholars Program (QISP) is a unique six month long interdisciplinary, team-based practicum opportunity in healthcare quality improvement.

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!


Due Sunday November 5, 2017

Please contact DukeQISP[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions.

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