Featured Initiatives

Evaluating the Challenges and Impact of Birth Cohort Screening for Hepatitis C in the Primary Care Clinic
About this initiative: Designed to better align HCV testing practices with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Preventive Services Task Force as well as improve linkage to specialty care for patients with a positive HCV antibody test. These efforts represent an expansion of our successful pilot initiative from 5 primary care clinics within a single academic institution to 9 primary care clinics in 3 healthcare systems across the US.
Partner organizations: Duke University, MedStar Health, University of North Texas, Virginia Mason
Available resource: CME-certified publication

Crew Resource Management and the Prevention of VTE in Surgery: A Quality Improvement Initiative
About this initiative: This initiative combined clinical education with Crew Resource Management—a set of techniques and principles from the aviation industry that focus on communication, teamwork, and error avoidance. Data collected in this initiative demonstrated improved clinician performance in achieving guideline-recommended timing, inpatient duration, and outpatient use of VTE prophylaxis.
Partner organizations: Duke University, Apollo Patient Safety Organization

QI Institute News

April 30, 2015

Med-IQ and Virginia Mason to Share Quality Improvement Findings at SACME

February 24, 2015

Med-IQ Wins 7 Awards at ACEhp Annual Meeting