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    ‘Handshake Stewardship’ Program Backbone of TJC's Best Practices in Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Oct 4, 2019
    Two recent publications, one from TJC and the other from the CDC highlight Certificate Training Program graduates Drs. Sarah Parker, Jason Child and Christine MacBrayne’s innovative ‘handshake stewardship’ program. Developed during of their time in the Certificate Training Program, the program does not rely on traditional stewardship policies such as preauthorization of antimicrobials.
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    IHQSE Graduates Recognized for Improvement in Pancreas Surgery Patient Outcomes

    Jun 1, 2017
    Certificate Training Program graduates were recognized for significant improvements in pancreas surgery outcomes. The team highlighted the importance of “building relationships, identifying stakeholders, creating a business case--important work that we didn’t know how to do before IHQSE” as well as the need to enhance communication and build care pathways.
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    IHQSE Receives Society of Hospital Medicine Top Innovation Award

    Mar 1, 2015
    The Society of Hospital Medicine awarded IHQSE the Innovation Award for their work in developing the program. The program, selected from a over 100 innovation presentations was recognized for developing high-functioning clinical teams that are trained, resourced and aligned with broader organizational goals in order to improve the value of the care provided.
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IHQSE Announcements

  • Sign-up today for IHQSE programs

    Oct 8, 2020
    IHQSE has announced its winter dates for its Introductory Training Program and Quality Safety Academy. The program will be offered in a virtual format. “We look forward to continuing to connect with our colleagues across the country to help them address their most difficult quality, safety and operational challenges,” noted Dr. Jeff Glasheen, IHQSE Director.
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  • IHQSE Project Drives Significant Reduction in ED Length of Stay- Results in 2 Million Annual Benefit

    Jul 19, 2015
    Certificate Training Program graduates, Drs. James Borgstede and Kristen Nordenholz published the results of their project on ED efficiency. Utilizing the robust process improvement techniques and leadership skills developed in CTP the team was able to reduce time-to-CT scan in Emergency Department patients lowering overall ED LOS by 11 minutes. This change netted an annual estimated $450,000 in savings and $1,540,000 in revenue from new patients.
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  • IHQSE Faculty Publish Successes of Early-career Quality and Leadership Training Program

    Oct 8, 2020
    IHQSE faculty published the six-year follow up of the success of University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Health Innovations Scholars Program. The program enrolls pre-clinical medical students from around the country in an intensive summer training program in quality improvement, patient safety, leadership skills, design thinking and change management. The program has showed a durable impact on students ongoing participation and leadership of quality and innovation work.
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  • Sustaining Change: 5 Years Later Antibiotic Stewardship Project Reveals 26% Reduction in Use

    Oct 4, 2019
    Drs. Christine MacBrayne, Jason Child and Sarah Parker shared the 5-year follow up of the ‘handshake stewardship’ program developed in the Certificate Training Program. The program has resulted in a sustained 26% reduction in antimicrobial use and saved millions of dollars all without changes in balancing measures such as length of stay, mortality or readmissions.
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  • IHQSE Leaders Reduce Hospitalist Burnout by 30%

    Feb 1, 2019
    Founding IHQSE faculty members Drs. Read Pierce and Patrick Kneeland published the results of a 3-year intervention to improve well-being and reduce burnout in a hospitalist group. The intervention resulted in a 27% reduction in burnout.
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  • Patient Experience as a Health Care Value Domain

    Mar 20, 2018
    IHQSE faculty member, Dr. Patrick Kneeland publishes his work on the importance of integrating patient perspectives to improve health care delivery.
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