GME Quality & Safety

GME Partnership for Quality and Safety Program

The GME Partnership for Quality and Safety Program works to align quality and safety initiatives between clinical training sites and residency and fellowship programs. The Partnership Program is a collaborative effort between GME, the affiliated hospitals, and the Housestaff Association. Please note eligibility requirements for participation in this program.

2021-2022 Program Metrics

Click Here to see up-to-date 2021-2022 Incentive Metric Data

University of Colorado Hospital

The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) metric for 2021 – 2022 is based on resident/fellow attendance at certified UCHealth Collaborative Case Review conferences (CCR).

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

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

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 2021-2022 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. To achieve the incentive, training programs need to meet a pre-specified number of report submissions 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.

Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO)

There are four quality improvement metrics set by the Pediatric Residency for 2021-2022: influenza vaccination, penicillin allergy de-labeling, adverse event reporting through QSRS, and ICU Transfer Summary Completion. Achievement will be measured over the course of the year and averaged to determine final incentive payouts.  Pediatric fellowships participating in the program chose between one and four specialty relevant metrics, with some choosing to participate in select Pediatric Residency metrics. See the data table for more details.


Quality & Safety Academy

The Quality & Safety Academy, jointly sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency and Graduate Medical Education, offers residents, fellows, and faculty in any program affiliated with University of Colorado a series of workshops designed to build foundational knowledge in quality improvement and patient safety, which will enable them to effectively participate in quality and safety work in the clinical setting. Program content builds on itself to support progressive acquisition of competency, and program elements

Quality and Safety Academy Registration

UCH Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety - Small Grants Program

Residents and Fellows are encouraged to submit proposal for the CEPS-Small Grants Program.  Application cycles open in January of each academic year.