Richard Altman, MD; Peter Smith, MD; Jason Hoppe, DO

UP to PPAR - Using Prompts To Promote PDMP Assessment Regularly


Akshay Chauhan, MD; Typhanie Beasley, DNP, APRN, FNP; Richark Schulick, MD; Cathy Ehrenfeucht, CNO; Jonathan Schoen, MD; Kevin Rothchild, MD; Cate Roskind, CBN, Morgan Arranda, RN

A Defined Bariatric Surgery Perioperative Clinical Care Process Can Improve Outcomes and Costs


Rebecca Mullen, MD; Shandra Brown Levy, PhD

Implementation of a Pilot Training to Improve Transgender Care at AF Williams Family Medical Center


Blake Jones, MD (GI Fellow); Swati Patel, MD, MS; Steve Edmundowicz, MD; Sachin Wani, MD; Greg Austin, MD; Kellie Haygood, BSN; Dylan Ray, MS; Lisa Schilling, MD, MSPH

Ensuring High Quality Colonoscopy: Development of an Automated Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) Tracking and Reporting Tool


Khooshbu Dayton, MD; Sarah Scarpato, MD; Li-Kheng Ngov, MD;  Dimitry Levin, MD; Elizabeth Kessler, MD; Matthew Salzberg, MD; Robin Tyner, PA-C

Development of a Suspected New Cancer Diagnosis Pathway to Decrease Inpatient Admissions


Jennifer Simpson, MD; Victoria Pelak, MD; Christopher McStay, MD; Marc Mathias, MD

Nonmydriatic Ocular Fundus Photography in Emergency Department Patients​


Alexandra Kovar, (PGY-3 Surgery Resident); Sarah Tevis, MD (Faculty Mentor); Ethan Cumbler, MD; Matt Iorio, MD; Veronica Broslawik, MLS(ASCP), MPH; Michelle Barron, MD; Kelly Joiner, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Cassandra Pender, MBA

The Impact of Standardized Surgical Site Prep Technique and a Formal Educational Curriculum on Surgical Site Infections at University of Colorado Hospital


Nicholas Alvey, MD, MPH (PGY-2 Surgery Resident); Angela Selzer, MD (Faculty Mentor); Frank Newsome, RN; Tim Pratt, RN; Anjeli Kalri, MD

Evaluating Patient-Reported Penicillin Allergies at UCH Pre-Operative Anesthesia Clinic to Reduce Non-Cephalosporin Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis Use


Tom Gulvezan, MD, MBA (PGY-3 Anesthesiology Resident); Angela Selzer, MD (Faculty Mentor); Ethan Cumbler, MD; Nathan Clendenen, MD; Kevin Rogers, MD; Toby Trujillo, PharmD

PACT-F: Perioperative Aspirin Continuation Task Force


Christine D. Jones, MD, MS; Ethan Cumbler, MD; Hemali Patel, MD; Jan Hagman, RN; Roya Yazdani, CM; Karin Harlan, SW; Karlene Hobbs; Tanya Budnikova, MBA; Gary Ruvins, JD, MBA; Bennett Parnes, MD; Chris Davis, MD, DTMH - Improving Care Transitions to Home Health Care through an Innovative Video-Teleconference Program: ECHO-HHC


Karen Ream, PA; Andrew Levy, MD; Debra Anhoff, MD; Kim Marshall, BSN, RN; Jessica Nensel, DNP; Lorna Prutzman, RN, MSN; Ben Easter, MD, MBA; Sean Michael, MD, MBA; Matt Salzberg, MD; Julie A Rosser, DO; John Messenger, MD; Larry Allen, MD, MHS;
Michael Ho, MD PhD - 
Knowin’ Troponin: an EHR-based Clinical Decision Support Tool for Guideline Concordant Care of Patients with Elevated Troponin Levels


Mesha-Gay Brown, MD; Cornelia Drees, MD; Rhonda DeBello, RN; Jennifer Simpson, MD - Improving Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Referrals to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the University of Colorado Hospital


Colby G. Simmons, DO, MBA; Jason Brainard, MD; Jason Williams, MD, MBA; Benjamin Scott, MD; Anne Wagner, MD; Arek Wiktor, MD; Jennifer Wilson, RN; Erin Lund, RN; Ethan Clarke, RN; Nate Weitzel; Michelle Ballou; Michelle Feller - Burn Intensive Care Unit to Operating Room Transfer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Increase Efficiency and Improve Utilization in a High Volume Service


Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD; Alicia Heelan Gladden, MD; Robin Henrich, MBA; Thomas Garcia - Preoperative Enhancement Program (PREP) to Reduce Surgical Site Infections


Lakshmi Chauhan, MD; Kristine Erlandson, MD; Skotti Church, MD; Danielle Fixen, PharmD; Matthew Miller, PharmD - Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Project to improve antibiotic prescribing in Upper Respiratory Infections in Seniors Clinic

Hemali Patel, MD; Sara Stowell, MSW, LSW

Behavioral Health Program Implementation


Archana Shrestha, MD; Robert Neumann, MD; Annette Hill, R.EEG.T; Pawel Walczak; Mark Spitz, MD; Lauren Frey, MD; Laura Strom, MD; Cornelia Drees, MD; Pearce Korb, MD; Mesha Gay-Brown, MD; Christine Baca, MD; David Vu

Optimizing Duration of Continuous Video EEG at UCH


Caitlin Dietsche, MD; Anunta Virapongse, MD; Hemali Patel, MD; Patrick Kneeland, MD; Essey Yirdaw, MPH; Jonathan Pell; MD

Inpatient Opioid Stewardship Program


Ashley Vavra, MD; Melanie Donnelly, MD

Implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality of Vascular Surgery Patients


Eric Martin, MD; Anunta Virapongse, MD, MPH; Jonathan Pell, MD

Provider Identification Initiative for Inter‐ and Intradisciplinary Communication (PIIII‐C)


Heather Bleacher, MD; Autumn Kuehl, LCSW; Martha Kalin, MPH, MSW; Jacqueline Calderone, MD; Corey Lyon, DO, FAAFP; Kathy Cebuhar, MA, LPC

Intervening on Social Determinants of Health at AF Williams Family Medicine Center


Matthew Miller, PharmD, BCPS; Michelle Barron, MD; Meghan Jeffres, PharmD; Gerry Barber, RPh

Optimizing Delivery of Antimicrobial Stewardship Educational Resources


Skotti Church, MD; Danielle Fixen, PharmD; Dan Matlock; MD, MPH

Seniors Clinic Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Program in UTI Treatment


Joshua L Denson, MD (Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow); Robert Burke, MD (Mentor), MS; Julie Knoeckel, MD; , Julia Clemons, MD; Mark Kearns, MD; Michael Wechsler, MD, MMSc.; Heidi Wald, MD; Jonathan Pell, MD; Charlie Wray, DO, MS; Leora Horwitz, MD

Transition Intervention Bundle Study


Sabrina Newman, MD; Roberta Capp, MD; Theodore Alkousakis, MD; Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD; Lindsay Boyers, MD; Jenna Peart, MD

The Reliability and Feasibility of Teledermatology to Diagnose and Triage Patients Referred from
the Emergency Department to Outpatient Dermatology


Erik Peltz, DO; Hunter Moore MD; Robert McIntyre MD; Regina Krell, BSN; Andrea McFarland, BSN; Stephanie Vega, BSN; Jaclyn Leyba, BSN; Eve Meriashi-Lindemann, BSN; Erik Nelson, MD; Fareed Azam, MD; Christopher McStay, MD; Alicia Heelan Gladden, MD; Joel Kniep, MD; Kelly Bookman, MD

Multidisciplinary-Resuscitation Bundle for the Hemorrhagic Trauma Patient

Diana Jalal, MD; Lisa Schilling, MD; Michael Ho, MD, PhD; Sarah Billups, PharmD; Crystal Reingardt, MPH; Anne Grothe, RD; Liza Wilson, PharmD (AFW); Patrick Klem, PharmD (CKD); Emily Decker, MS; Zhiying You PhD

Establish the Feasibility and Safety of an Inter-Disciplinary Patient-Driven Approach to the Management of Hypertension in Patients Seen at UCH

Kasey Bowden, NP; Amira del Pino-Jones, MD; Gregory Misky, MD; Kathryn Hassell, MD; Heather Logan, MCPN

Care Transitions Program for Hospitalized Patients with Sickle Cell Disease


Dimitriy Levin, MD; Jonathan Pell, MD; Patrick Kneeland, MD; Mandy Johnson, RN; Kathleen Smith, RN; Bonnie Adrian, PhD, RN; CT Lin, MD

Sharing Provider Progress Notes with Inpatients to Engage Them in Their Care Decisions


Megan Vasile,MD; Jessica Kenny, MA; Jamie Nordhagen, RN; Kirsten Rapp, MD; Alison Heru, MD; Dan Nguyen, MD

Develop a Training Curriculum to Address Gaps in Knowledge and Skill for Nurses Caring for Patients with Mental Health and Behavioral Problems in the General Hospital Setting


James R. Burton, Jr, MD; Anunta Virapongse, MD, MPH; Lynette Driscoll, PA-C; Michelle Loader, PA-C; Marcee Paul, MBA, RN; Danielle Justice, BSN, RN-BC

To Improve the Care of Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis at the University of Colorado Hospital


Douglas M Overbey, MD; John C Eun, MD; Mark R Nehler MD

Development of a Novel Acute Limb Ischemia Team at the University of Colorado


Amber Khanna, MD; Joseph Kay, MD; Elizabeth Yeung, MD; Jody Rutz, PAC; Michelle Pierce, RN; Mary Brandon Richardson, RN; Lorna Prutzman; Tessa Crume, PhD MSPH; Cindy Barret, MD

Improving Quality of Care in Adolescents and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease


H. Mindy Lam, MD; Katy E. Trinkley, PharmD; Carmen Lewis, MD; Karen Chacko, MD; S. Michelle Nikels, MD; Miranda Kroehl, MS, PhD

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve Medical Resident Chronic Pain Management - Prescribing Practices, Aberrant Patient Behavior, and Primary Care as a Career


Robert McIntyre Jr., MD; Stephanie Cox, MS, RN, CCRN; Peter Einersen, MD; Karl Hammermeister, MD; William Henderson, PhD, MPH; Nora Hennecken, JD, RN; Robert Meguid MD, MPH; Allen Wentworth, RRT, MEd, FAARC

Develop and Implement a Protocol to Reduce Postoperative Pulmonary Complications (POPC)


Eric Martin, MD; Aimee Beauragard, RN; Ashley LaBree, RN; Marcee Paul, RN; Henry Ziebarth; RN; Anunta Virapongse, MD, MPH

Priority Structured Paging (PSP) Quality Improvement Project


Jeanie Youngwerth, MD; Liz Kessler, MD; Hillary Lum, MD, PhD; Dave Nowels, MD; Jean Abbott, MD

Caring about Cancer in Advance Care Planning


David Westerly, PhD; Leah Schubert, PhD; Arthur Liu, MD, PhD

Development of Computerized Treatment Verification Tools to Improve Patient Safety and Enhance Workflow Efficiency in Radiation Oncology


Resa E. Lewiss, MD; Jason W. Stoneback, MD; Mary Anderson, MD; Adit Ginde, MD, MPH; Christopher McStay, MD; Kelly Bookman, MD; Jennifer Wiler, MD; Ethan Cumbler, MD

Addressing Acute Pain Control to Improve the Safety and Quality of Care in Hip Fracture Patients Presenting to the UCH Emergency Department (ED)

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