This year, we have been trying to jumpstart a QI curriculum by directly engaging residents in QI projects. As your friend and guide, I am happy and proud to announce along with Chet Mandapakala that 6 abstracts submitted by our residents to QUESST were accepted. A pat on the back to all the residents for their time and effort! Here is the list of our ‘QI champions’:
1.Reducing appointment to provider wait times at the GMAP clinic – Philip McDonald, Rohit Kuruvilla, Chetan Kammari, Bijoy Bukherjee, Ahmad Hamad
2. Clinical Decision Support systems for DVT Prophylaxis at the VA Medical Center: Does it make a difference?- Dipen Modi, Satyam Patel, Satish Bankuru, Krishna Chalasani, Amber Khan.
3.Improving Transition of Care after hospitalization for Heart Failure: An intervention to facilitate early follow-up- Mansour Khaddr, Alissa Holman, Neha Gupta, Maria Diab, Gaurav Bhalla, Roba Alhasan
4.Electronic sharing of patient information: Challenges in Maintaining Professionalism and Patient Confidentiality- Hirva Mamdani
5.Identifying Opportunities to Improve Patient Safety: Illicit and Licit Drug Patterns by Urine Drug Screen – Sherene Arbabi
6. Improving error reporting by medicine residents : From raising awareness to peer‐to‐peer coaching – Ashwin Thiagarajasubramanian, Aisha Siddiqui, Erum Arain, Khalid Alshabani, Manit Singla, Pierre Tannous, Maher Tama, Malliketh Lepakshi Sagar, Miriam Levine, Ihab Shelly.