Integrating quality improvement with resident education
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Background: The Emergency Medicine Department at Regions Hospital and HPIER are deeply committed to linking quality with Medical Education. Since 2008 residency programs have involved their residents and faculty in quality improvement to meet two of the core competencies required by ACGME, systems-based practice, and practice-based learning and improvement. The Emergency Medicine Residency program has been the leader in this arena and continues to gain recognition for their innovative approaches. We want to contribute to the 2011 AAMC quality meeting by sharing successes in a presentation/panel discussion format. Some of the successes include creation and integration of quality improvement curriculum and tools; the development of our hospital-based IHI Open School Chapter; alignment of QI curriculum between IHI and Regions Hospital; the development of a Resident Physician Leader Initiative, and the design of Core Competencies Conferences to engage residents in active learning. In addition the presentation will illustrate how resident quality improvement education is aligned with the organization strategic goals by linking QI with the Performance Improvement Department, the Emergency Medicine Quality Committee, and the Graduate Medical Education Office. In addition, examples of past and present projects will be shared.
Objectives: To share innovative approaches to integrating quality improvement education in the Emergency Medicine Department.
Outcomes: As a result of these initiatives, residents are more involved in quality initiatives and projects within the organization, have gained a broader understanding and appreciation for systems-based practice and practice based-learning and improvement, and have expressed an interest in pursuing careers in quality.