The Med-IQ Quality Improvement Institute is implementing initiatives that support the ongoing transformation of the healthcare system from a volume- to value-focused model. Our work is changing the delivery of care in primary care clinics, oncology offices, community health centers, specialty disease clinics, emergency departments, and more. We are currently working with more than 25 healthcare organizations across the country to support their quality transformations. Learn more >>
We are passionate about working with healthcare systems to develop initiatives that identify and maximize unique opportunities for care delivery to enhance patient outcomes. We have worked with more than 50 such systems including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Duke University, and MedStar Health. Learn more >>
Building on our years of experience developing programs designed to improve performance and quality, the experts at the Med-IQ QI Institute are working with healthcare organizations across the country to optimize efficiency by reducing fragmentation, unnecessary costs, and inappropriate utilization of healthcare services. Learn more >>
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
- 6 Med-IQ initiatives honored with industry awards for excellence in quality-focused educational research, design, and outcomes
- 15 presentations on quality-focused educational design and outcomes accepted at national conferences
- 18 peer-reviewed articles published on Med-IQ's quality-focused work on improving healthcare through certified education
- 5 activities approved by specialty boards for MOC Part IV (some approved by multiple boards)
- 5 Med-IQ members awarded 9 individual industry awards for their leadership