Physician Engagement in Quality and Safety

UNC Hospitals' goal is to ensure that medical residents gain a solid foundation in quality improvement, patient safety and patient- & family-centered care. This one-day course for UNC physicians (residents, fellows and faculty) focuses on quality improvement and patient safety and will be held at Eastowne beginning Sept. 16.

UNC Hospitals' goal is to ensure that medical residents gain a solid foundation in quality improvement, patient safety and patient- & family-centered care. One strategy for accomplishing this goal is to provide a standard orientation to this content. In 2014-2015, the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) will provide eight sessions of a one-day course in quality improvement, patient safety and patient & family-centered care. 

Course Content

  • Introduction to QI approaches (including Lean, Six Sigma and the Model for Improvement) 
  • Leadership roles in QI and how to get involved in QI at UNC 
  • Disclosure of adverse events and peer support 
  • Partnering with patients and families 

Faculty

  • Laura Brown, MPH, UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • Bhisham Chera, MD, Radiation/Oncology
  • Patience Leino, North Carolina Children's Hospital Family Advisory Board & American Board of Pediatrics 
  • Celeste Mayer, PhD, UNC Medical Center Patient Safety
  • Mike Pignone, MD, MPH, UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement & General Internal Medicine
  • Shana Ratner, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Rebecca Smith, MD, Pediatric Critical Care
  • Alex Toledo, MD, UNC Transplant Surgery
  • Sam Weir, MD, UNC Family Medicine 
  • Tina Schade Willis, MD, UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement & Critical Care Pediatrics
  • Chris Walsh-Kelly, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Will Stoudemire, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • John Stephens, MD, General Internal Medicine
  • Jamie Cavanaugh, PharmD, General Internal Medicine
  • Mark Gwynne, DO, Family Medicine
  • Tom Bice, MD, MSc, Pulmonary Medicine

Schedule

  • Each session runs from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is held at 100 Eastowne Drive, Chapel Hill. 
    • Wednesday, September 16 
    • Wednesday, October 21 
    • Tuesday, November 3 
    • Wednesday, December 16 
    • Tuesday, February 2 
    • Thursday, March 17 

Registration

  • Register via LMS. Enter "unchihqi" in the Learning Activities search box and select a session from the list. While enrollment priority is given to residents and fellows, faculty are encouraged to attend.

Visit https://www.med.unc.edu/ihqi/training/physician-engagement-in-quality-safety for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Rinchen Lama at rinchen.lama@unchealth.unc.edu or 919-595-9823.

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