Why Focus on QI Training for Resident Physicians? As frontline care givers, resident physicians are in a unique position to identify – and correct – unsafe and inefficient practices that lead to less than optimal care, drive up health care costs and, in some cases, result in tragic and preventable medical errors. April 13: What's Your QI IQ? The CIR Policy and Education Initiative (PEI) partnered with the Healthcare Transformation Project of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations to sponsor a one day conference for residents and medical students on the topic of resident physician leadership in quality improvement and patient safety. The conference, entitled “What’s your QI IQ?” featured interactive didactic sessions led by Dr. James Pelegano, Program Director for the Jefferson School of Population Health’s Master’s Program for Healthcare Quality and Safety; small-group breakout sessions that allowed participants to practice and refine methods; a panel discussion with residents on current QI projects in their hospitals; and a hands-on workshop on the formulation and writing of QI/Patient Safety project funding proposals. Click here to download materials. November 23, 2013: How to Be Scholarly in Quality Improvement Sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and PEI Sponsored the all-day conference was held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City on November 23, 2013 and features two nationally-known leaders in the field of quality improvement:
Dr. Greg Ogrinc, Director of the Office of Research and Innovation in Medical Education and an Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Ogrinc is widely recognized as the lead author of the SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) guidelines.
Karyn Baum, MD, MSEd, is Professor of Medicine and Associate Chair for Clinical Improvement at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Baum has published and presented on quality, safety and value-based medicine throughout the world and reviews manuscripts for several quality and GME journals. Click here to view video & download materials.
January 18, 2014: How to Provide Cost Conscious Care Another one-day conference held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City the conference program featured the Teaching Value Project, an initiative of Costs of Care funded by the ABIM Foundation, which brought together a multidisciplinary group of medical educators and health economists to teach care providers how to practice high value, cost conscious medicine. Click here to view presentations and download materials. Click here to view video & download materials.
PEI is committed to providing resident physicians and faculty with learning opportunities to develop these important systems improvement skills. PEI also seeks to develop resident physician champions who can share what they have learned with their faculty and resident colleagues – and develop into published QI leaders after completing their training.