The mission for the Program for Quality and Safety Innovation is to enhance patient safety by conducting innovative research and providing creative education through interdisciplinary collaboration with affiliated institutions.
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Anna Nannicelli, Project Coordinator, presented the abstract Raising the Bar: Enhancing the Fidelity of In-situ Simulation in a Collaborative, Multi-institutional Team Training Project at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) Interprofessional Education and Healthcare Simulation Symposium on January 28th, 2012. This presentation described the logistical processes adopted to increase realism of the in-situ experience as part of the AHRQ and Michael Reese Health Trust-funded project: “Risk-Informed In-Situ Simulation for Pediatric Emergency Transfers” (PI: Holl/Woods).
Donna Woods, EdM PhD and a team of Co-Investigators at Northwestern were awarded one of the CHIPRA Pediatric Measures - Center of Excellence grants in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Medical Center (PI), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This research team included faculty from the Center for Healthcare Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Hospital Medicine, Children's Memorial Hospital, and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Here is Dr. Woods' extraordinary team of Co-Investigators: Jane Holl, MD, MPH, Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD, Steve Persell, MD, Jin-Shei Lai, PhD, David Cella, PhD, Elizabeth Hahn, MA, Susan Magasi, PhD, Nan Rothrock, PhD, Mark Williams, MD, Susanna McColley, MD, Bill Grobman, MD MBA
Northwestern Center for Patient Safety Kickoff Conference
Over 200 healthcare leaders joined the Center on May 11th, 2007 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A variety of lectures on patient safety were presented. To view a slide show of the day's event, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/8463999@N04/show/
McHugh M, Tanabe P, McClelland M, Khare RK: More Patients Are Triaged Using the Emergency Severity Index than Any Other Triage Acuity System in the United States. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2012 Jan;19(1):106-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01240.x. Epub 2011 Dec 23.
Interventions to Improve Patient-centered Care During Times of Emergency Department Crowding(pages 1289–1294). Julius Cuong Pham, N. Seth Trueger, Joshua Hilton, Rahul K. Khare, Jeffrey P. Smith and Steven L. Bernstein Article first published online: 13 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01224.x
Interventions to Improve the Timeliness of Emergency Care (pages 1295–1302). Daniel Handel, Stephen Epstein, Rahul Khare, Denise Abernethy, Kevin Klauer, Randy Pilgrim, Olan Soremekun and Osman Sayan. Article first published online: 13 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01230.x
Achieving Efficiency in Crowded Emergency Departments: A Research Agenda (pages 1303–1312). Michael J. Ward, Heather Farley, Rahul K. Khare, Erik Kulstad, Ryan L. Mutter, Robert Shesser and Suzanne Stone-Griffith. Article first published online: 13 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01222.x
Message from the Directors
Gary Noskin, MD and Donna Woods, EdM PhD
The Program consists of a diverse group of healthcare professionals and other individuals dedicated to improving patient care by disseminating scholarly research and fostering the exchange of information regarding patient safety both locally and nationally.
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