Quality

2013: The Year of Quality Improvement


 

Years ago, hospitalists were introduced as new, efficient options for staffing hospitals. Today, they are known as the quarterbacks for patient care and quality improvement (QI) within the hospital.

This year, hospitalists everywhere can help their hospitals resolve to make 2013 a landmark year for QI. And making time for quality improvement need not be a major investment, nor do you have to “reinvent the wheel” and create your own programs.

SHM’s full menu of QI options gives hospitalists and other caregivers the confidence that their program is field-tested as well as the ability to choose the level of involvement that’s right for them.

For more information, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/qi.

Let SHM Guide Your QI

Mentored Implementation

This is a yearlong program in which institutions are coached by national experts, or mentors, in implementing specific quality interventions at their hospital. These programs include:

  • Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions)
  • Glycemic Control
  • VTE Prevention Collaborative
  • Hospitalist Orthopedic Comanagement

eQUIPS

SHM’s electronic quality-improvement programs (eQUIPS) provide support while promoting a do-it-yourself approach to implementing QI initiatives at your institution. They include:

  • Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions)
  • Glycemic Control
  • VTE Prevention Collaborative

Resource Rooms

SHM’s QI resource rooms (www.hospitalmedicine.org/qi) provide guidance using materials to assist in jump-starting a quality intervention that will prevent or improve key patient safety issues. Available Resource Rooms:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Care Transitions
  • Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections
  • Glycemic Control
  • Heart Failure
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Stroke

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