The Institute for Health Improvement is excited to invite Dr. Kevin Shah to give our 2nd OpSwap of the year! Dr. Shah is the Medical Director for Primary Care Innovation and Improvement and has built his career leading many quality improvement initiatives throughout Duke to improve healthcare delivery to our patient populations. Throughout the years, he has developed a framework with which to view healthcare systems and healthcare problems that is founded on the principles of quality improvement.
Come join us for an interactive workshop with Dr. Shah to learn how health system leaders evaluate problems within the health system and come up with innovative solutions to address them. He will be teaching the principles of improvement in health care and we’ll work together to address an actual health care problem impacting our system today!
On Tues Feb 13th at 5:30pm Duke IHI held one of our annual OpSwaps! Classmates from graduate schools across campus came together to learn about how health policy changes and how moves towards value based care will impact clinicians and others in the healthcare field.
The event provided information about value-based healthcare and how it applies to quality improvement. We had graduate students from 6 different schools across campus hear from three experts in the field: Dr. Rob Saunders, Dr. Joel Boggan and Dr. George Cheely. Students then participated in a group activity that discussed how to reform a clinical workflow based on changing from fee for service to bundled payments. People were very engaged, and had lots of questions about value-based payments and what they mean for the future of medicine.
Many thanks to our speakers and to the student attendees – stay tuned for more upcoming OpSwaps this spring!
Each year, the Chancellor’s Scholarship was awarded to a QISP student at the culminating symposium. The scholarship provides students the opportunity to travel and present their QISP project at the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare. Nicole Dalal (MS2, SOM) was the 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Scholarship winner and presented her work at the 2017 IHI National Conference in Orlando. Well done Nicole! Here are some highlights from her experience.
A dry erase board at the conference allowing for attendees to collaborate and share ideas about caring for patients as they age.
View from one of the keynote addresses at the conference.
Nicole with Tiffany Christensen — author of Sick Girl Speaks!, a life-long patient CF/Transplant, and a professional patient advocate — who delivered one of the Keynote addresses. She was an inspiration to hear speak and really informative with her insight about how to work collaboratively with patients.
Me (Nicole Dalal, MS2) with her poster featuring her work from the QISP program
The Quality & Innovation Scholars Program (QISP) is a unique six month long interdisciplinary, team-based practicum opportunity in healthcare quality improvement. The QISP scholars will complete didactic training in quality improvement and are matched with a faculty mentor to participate in an ongoing quality improvement project.
Duke IHI was pleased to host Dr. Mather, MD MBA, as part of our ongoing speaker series. Dr. Mather is the vice chairman of practice innovation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Mather discussed the Practice Innovation Unit at Duke Orthopaedics and one of their undergoing projects – the Joint Health Program. This project aims to provide a comprehensive care plan for osteoarthritis care. Currently, care is skewed towards surgical management, however for many patients, this is unnecessary. The Joint Health Program establishes a primary osteoarthritis provider that can coordinate and tailor the chronic care involving physical therapy, social work, and treatment regimen to patient needs. This helps ensure better selection of patients requiring surgery and gives patients a very individualized plan for their osteoarthritis. Initial results have shown very positive patient feedback.
The Duke Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Duke IHI) would like to invite you to our first speaker series event of the year! Duke IHI is pleased to welcome Dr. Mather on November 29th at 5:30!
This session, we are excited to have Dr. Chad Mather, MBA the vice chairman of practice innovation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. His research focuses on economic analysis, health policy, health preference measurement, and personalized decision-making. Dr. Mather is working to develop new care and payment models to foster different incentives and practice approaches.
Who: Dr. Chad Mather, MBA What: IHI Speaker Series Location: TSCHE Learning Hall (2nd floor)
(https://goo.gl/maps/ebpSQvFiPe72) Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM
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!
Come hear Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg speak for IHI’s kickoff event on October 18th at 5:30!
The Duke Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Duke IHI) would like to invite you to our annual kickoff event! The Duke IHI serves to strengthen multidisciplinary collaboration around improving health care delivery and patient safety. The institute invites students across graduate schools to participate in local workshops, speaker series, scholarly projects, and national meetings to further understand how we can work towards improving safety, quality, and efficiency of patient care on a local and national level.
This year, we are excited to invite Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg to be our keynote speaker for the night. Dr. Ginsburg is a Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Nursing, and Biomedical Engineering, as well as the Director of MEDx and the Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine. He has dedicated his career to fostering the exchange of ideas between interdisciplinary groups on campus and has spearheaded numerous initiatives to bring Duke to the forefront of healthcare quality and innovation. Please join us on October 18th as we kickoff the new academic year! RSVP below!
When working to improve healthcare, perhaps no question is more fundamental than “What are we trying to accomplish?” A well constructed aims statement is an essential tool that guides improvement work.