Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency: News

The latest in quality and safety performance

After receiving a very competitive set of applications for the 2018 Certificate Training Program (CTP), we are thrilled to announce the teams for CTP Cohort six.



IHQSE is proud to announce the CHCO Ortho Spine Team was presented with the Excellence in Quality & Patient Safety Award at Children's Hospital Medical Staff dinner on April 21, 2016.



CTP helps set the path to CUSP for the programs's 2014 Esophageal Surgery Team. After achieving their primary goal of standardizing care, they decide to set another goal in reducing the average length of stay by one day. 


...Read more: CUSP Article in UCH Insider-Jan 2015


​Peer Reviewed Articles 

Harry, E., Pierce, R., Kneeland, P., Huang, G., Stein, J., Sweller, J. Cognitive Load and Its Implications for Health Care. NEJM Catalyst, March 2018.

Kneeland P., Burden M. Web Exclusives. Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Patient Experience as a Health Care Value Domain in Hospitals.Ann Intern Med, 2018: 168(6):HO2-HO3

Anderson M., Mcdevitt K., Cumbler E., Bennett H., Robison Z., Gomez B., Stoneback J.W. Geriatric Hip Fracture Care: Fixing a Fragmented System. Perm J. 2017;21.

Cumbler E., Pierce R. The Search for Perpetu​​al Motion: Fatigue, Friction, and Drag in Quality Improvement. Qual Manag Health Care, 2017: 26(3):129-130.​ 

Messacar K., Campbell K., Pearce K., Pyle L., Hurst A.L., Child J., Parker S.K.A Handshake From Antimicrobial Stewardship Opens Doors for Infectious Disease Consultations. Clin Infect Dis, 2017: 64(10):1449-1452

Parker S.K., Hurst A.L., Thurm C., Millard M., Jenkins TC., Child J., Dugan C. Anti-infective Acquisition Costs for a Stewardship Program: Getting to the Bottom Line. Clin Infect Dis, 2017: 65(10):1632-1637.

Wiler, J., Harish, N., Zane, R. Do Hospitals Still Make Sense? The Case for Decentralization of Health Care. NEJM Catalyst, December 2017.

Anderson M.E., Glasheen J.J., Anoff D., Pierce R., Lane M., Jones C.D. Impact of state Medicaid expansion status on length of stay and in-hospital mortality for general medicine patients at US academic medical centers. J Hosp Med, 2016: 11(12) :847-852.​

Cumbler E., Kneeland P., Hagman J. Motivation of Participants in an Interprofessional Quality Improvement Leadership Team. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 2016: 3:5-7 

Tad-Y D.B., Pierce R.G., Pell J.M., Stephan L., Kneeland P.P., Wald H.L.Leveraging a Redesigned Morbidity and Mortality Conference That Incorporates the Clinical and Educational Missions of Improving Quality and Patient Safety.Acad Med,  2016: 91(9):1239-43

Rigual D., Rove M., Robison Z., Koenig S., Snuttjer D., Nordenholz K., Cumbler E., Dodd G., Borgstede J.  CT Expediency: A Time Reduction By Redesign. J Am Coll Radiol, 2015

Armstrong G., Headrick L., Madigosky W., Ogrinc G.Designing education to improve care.Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 2012 Jan:38(1):5-14


Interview and Social Media Mentions


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Jeff Glasheen, MD
IHQSE Director

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