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.
The IHQSE Certificate Training Program helped set the path to creating a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program for the program’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.
IHQSE is proud to announce the Children’s Colorado Hospital Ortho Spine Team was presented with the Excellence in Quality & Patient Safety Award at Children’s Hospital medical Staff dinner on April 21, 2016.
In an interview with the University of School of Medicine, Dr. Read Pierce, IHQSE faculty member noted the importance of robust data systems, clinician engagement and creating a sense of urgency in driving improved outcomes in sepsis.