The Department of
Medicine (DOM) Quality and Safety Program (QSP) was created in July 2011 to
provide a management structure to oversee quality and safety activities for the
department. Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH serves as Vice Chair for Quality in the
DOM. The DOM QSP strives to advance the quality of care delivered by DOM
providers to our patients through a number of integrated programs.
- To provide DOM faculty and
trainees with the skills and tools necessary to produce optimal outcomes
for our patients.
- To identify synergies and
integrate activities across the DOM as a means to augment the impact of
this work, reduce redundancy, and strengthen the shared mission of the
Department’s faculty and trainees.
- To foster an atmosphere in
which quality improvement is valued as an essential component of the
academic medical enterprise.
Over the last two years, the QSP has made important
contributions to the enterprise, forging partnerships across the DOM, with UCH,
University Physicians, Inc. (UPI), and the SOM. Key accomplishments
Our patient safety and peer review program is a multi-pronged effort that began in 2012 with the deliberative redesign, piloting, and dissemination of a systems and improvement model of Morbidity and Mortality (M & M) which has been adopted by conferences throughout the DOM and increasingly across the School of Medicine (SOM).
Our quality program has been focused on alignment of our operational, regulatory, and programmatic work with our partners at UCH, SOM, and UPI.