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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.