Initiatives – Active

Cardiology

Changing the Paradigm of Contemporary Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative
About this initiative: This quality improvement intervention engages cardiology care teams to review and improve their current evidence- and guideline-based treatment strategies for patients with SIHD.
Partner organization: Duke University
Available resources: CME-certified publication

Emergency Medicine

Strategies for Reducing Outcomes in the Acute Management of Ischemic Stroke in the Southeastern US
About this initiative: This regionally focused initiative is designed to increase the knowledge and application of strategies to improve the timely identification and treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke in 5 emergency departments in the southeastern US.
Partner organization: UNC Healthcare

Hepatology

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 resources: CME-certified publication

Expanding Success: Improving Alignment With Birth–Cohort–Based HCV Testing and Linkage to Care
About this initiative: This QI initiative, which involves 25 clinics across the US, expands the reach and continues the success of previous QI efforts designed to support clinicians as they change clinical practice patterns to better align HCV testing practices with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Preventive Services Task Force. This initiative also seeks to improve the linkage to specialty care for patients who have a positive HCV antibody test.
Partner organizations: MedStar Health, Premier Healthcare
Available resources: CME-certified publication

Infectious Disease

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Universal HIV Testing and Linkage to Care in Community Health Centers
About this initiative: Expanding on the success of an ongoing Alliance of Chicago pilot project in a community health center, this QI initiative seeks to improve universal HIV testing in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and enhance the linkage of care.
Partner organization: Alliance of Chicago
Available resources: CME-certified publication

Oncology

A Quality Improvement Approach to the Management of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
About this initiative: In this QI initiative, Duke University, Duke Cancer Network, and Med-IQ are working to improve the evaluation and management of quality of life for patients with CLL.
Partner organization: Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Cancer Network
Available resources: CME-certified publication