Friday, April 12, 2013

#QIIQ: @CIRSEIU asks, "What's your QI IQ?"

I have made note before of the excellent work being done by CIR, the SEIU Committee of Interns and Residents, in promoting a better patient quality and safety environment in the hospitals in which its members work.  Now, comes a new effort worth watching--and you can watch on Twitter if you follow the hashtag #QIIQ.  Here's a description sent by a friend at CIR:

This year, the CIR Policy and Education Initiative, partnering with the Healthcare Transformation Project of Cornell University, is organizing a series of conferences in the New York metropolitan area to focus  on the topic of physician leadership in quality improvement and patient safety.

The first conference is on April 13 (9:45am-4:00pm) in Manhattan and is entitled: 

"What's your QI IQ?: Resident Physicians as Quality Improvement Leaders."

The conference will feature: 
  • interactive didactic sessions led by James Pelegano, MD, MS, Program Director for the Jefferson School's Master's Program for Healthcare Quality and Safety, and an innovator in the field of Patient Safety and Quality;
  • Small-group breakout sessions that will allow participants to practice and refine the methods they have learned;
  • Panel discussion with resident physicians who are currently working on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety;
  • Hands-on workshop on the formulation and writing of QI/Patient Safety project proposals. 
We are interested in hearing from others and sharing our experience in engaging housestaff around Quality and Safety. We would appreciate any feedback on how to meet the needs of current and future physicians who face the prospect of practice in a rapidly changing healthcare system. 

1 comment:

Dan Hyman said...

we have been doing some interesting work with our pediatric residents over the past several years, based on a model I had been using at a prior position in NY. we use the ambulatory rotation to build in didactic, self learning and experiential involvement in QI. The current iteration of the didactic is a workshop where we simulate a meeting with a health plan medical director sharing practice performance data and the residents need to interpret the data, ask essential questions then define an aim, measures and a few cycles of changes to implement to improve performance. They also attach themselves to an existing QI effort in the organization. This was an experiment this year, we will likely go back to the residents identifying a project they can share and run in primary care.