Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs)
Working to reduce the number of hospital acquired infections resulting from the insertion and maintenance of central lines. Project includes researching best practices, analyzing both ICU and non-ICU infection rates, and creating a checklist and protocol to reduce rates. Click here for poster.

Project Lead: Daniel Bitman,

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis
Developing a clinical pathway for administering pharmacological prophylaxis to inpatients. Project includes retrospective study of patients who were on appropriate pharmacological prophylaxis at time of diagnosis; evaluating data sets for patterns and measuring adherence to national VTE guidelines; and integrating order set into electronic medical record system. Click here for poster.

Project Lead: Erin Boyle,

Hand-off Communication
Exploring process improvements for hand-off communications for internal medicine interns. Project includes observing hand-offs during shift reports, determining best practices, researching IT solutions, and standardizing practices and processes. Click here for poster.

Project Lead: Georgia Kozonis,

Discharge Process
Evaluating and modifying discharge process to improve timeliness and quality of patient transfers from the inpatient to outpatient setting. Interventions include developing and piloting a discharge checklist, creating and monitoring medicine reconciliation process, and working with primary care physicians. Click here for poster.

Project Lead: Artair Rogers,

Multidisciplinary Rounds
Researching best practices for implementing multidisciplinary rounding at academic medical centers. Includes review of literature, review of hospital bed placement and staffing, and recommendations for both ICU and non-ICU units.

Project Lead: Liz Moroni,

Core Measures (Tiger Team)
Improving immunization rates through rapid process improvement initiatives. Project includes auditing charts for Core Measure Checklists and verifying screenings for immunizations with physicians and residents.

Project Lead: Cindy Manaoat,

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