GME Quality & Safety

GME Quality and Safety Incentive  Program

The GME Quality and Safety Incentive Program works to align quality and safety initiatives between clinical training sites and residency and fellowship programs. The Incentive Program is a collaborative effort between GME, the affiliated hospitals, and the Housestaff Association. Please note eligibility requirements for participation in this program. The reporting period for the 2022-2023 Incentive Program is July 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.

Which metric(s) apply to my program?


2022-2023 Program Metrics

Click Here to see up-to-date 2022-2023 Incentive Metric Data

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)

The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) metric for 2022 – 2023 is based on resident/fellow attendance at certified UCHealth Collaborative Case Review conferences (CCR) and completion of the UCH Quality/Safety Module.

UCH metric instructions

CCR conferences will be certified by the University of Colorado Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Team. To promote inter-departmental collaboration, residents/fellows from any training program may attend any certified CCR including those outside their parent department, and some are be offered virtually.

Click here to see the active list of available certified conferences.

NOTE: If you do not see your conference listed you think is a Collaborative Case Review conferences, please inquire with the conference coordinators to fill out this certification request form: 
UCH Collaborative Case Review Certification Survey (to request certification for your conference by UCH). 

Individual attendance must be tracked and submitted to GME for payout determination. Residents can complete a CCR attendance form via the link below or on MedHub.

Click Here to Submit a CCR Attendance Form

Complete the UCH Quality/Safety Module


Denver Health 

Residency and Fellowship programs with a designated amount of clinical time at Denver Health will be responsible for Denver Health Metrics as a part (50%) of the incentive. The 2022-2023 metric for programs who rotate at Denver Health is based on trainee submission of patient safety occurrence reports through the Safety Intelligence (SI) system at Denver Health and completion of loop closure events. To achieve the incentive, training programs need to meet a pre-specified number of submissions and loop closures determined by the monthly average of trainees in the program rotating at Denver Health. For these programs, the other 50% of the incentive is determined by meeting University of Colorado Hospital metrics. 

Click here to see tier requirements for the Denver Health Metric.

Click here for a helpful guide about Loop Closure Events

Click here for examples of events to report

DH metric instructions

Submit a Denver Health Loop Closure Form

Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO)

Pediatric Residency Metrics:

There are three quality improvement metrics set by the Pediatric Residency for 2022-2023: ICU Summary Completion, QSRS/PSI Safety Event Reporting, Flu vaccination rates.

Achievement will be measured over the course of the year and averaged to determine final incentive payouts. 


Pediatric fellowships Metrics:

CHCO Fellows metric instructions

CHCO QI Project Submission Form