Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pediatrics on WIHI

Madge Kaplan writes:
The next WIHI broadcast — Topping the Charts in Pediatrics and Adverse Events Reporting — will take place on Thursday, February 26, from 2 to 3 PM ET, and I hope you'll tune in.

Our guests will include:
  • Adebisi Alli, DO, MS, Chief Resident in Quality & Patient Safety, Department of Internal Medicine, Banner-University Medical Center, Phoenix VA Healthcare System
  • Gareth Parry, MSc, PhD, Senior Scientist, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Lori Rutman, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Angela Statile, MD, MEd, Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Thirty-two abstracts and 56 posterboards were shared at IHI’s 20th Annual Scientific Symposium this past December. At the end of the day, the audience voted three of these as the best for clarity of presentation and strength of research. The leaders of the teams behind the winning presentations are gathering to talk about their work on the February 26 WIHI: Topping the Charts in Pediatrics and Adverse Events Reporting. We hope you’ll tune in.

IHI’s Senior Scientist Gareth Parry, who runs the Scientific Symposium, will kick off our discussion with some framing about the state of health and health care improvement science in the US and globally. He’ll also set the stage for us to hear about the three winning presentations of exemplar initiatives: a multi-year effort at Seattle Children’s Hospital to improve the care pathways for children suffering from chronic asthma; the successful implementation of new processes at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to reduce discharge-related waits and delays for children with complex medical problems and illnesses​; and the creation of a medical resident-led consultation team at a Veterans Administration Medical Center to increase the number of error reports submitted by residents and to ensure that safety concerns are addressed.

You’ll hear all the details on WIHI, including the most recent data about each improvement endeavor. As we’ll learn, the work continues to show gains and demonstrates how new processes and pathways can be sustained. Come treat yourself to some leading improvement science research, shared by some leading improvement researchers.

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