The School of Medicine (SOM) and University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. The Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Department believes strongly that our faculty and staff have the skills and creativity to provide leadership in clinical effectiveness and patient safety and have established this small grants program to seed promising ideas.
We strive for excellence in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Six Core Competencies for Quality Patient Care, which are: patient centeredness, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, practice-based learning and medical knowledge. In essence, our goal is to do the right thing for the right patient at the right time and for the right price.
This grant program, now in its 7th funding cycle, encourages initiatives that put evidence into practice, implement innovative process improvements, and/or enhance skills and knowledge of healthcare providers, with the goals of improving patient safety, and/or enhancing the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care delivery.
2013 Grant Cycle Schedule:
June 19, 2013 - Committee meeting to review proposals
July 1, 2013 - Grant awards announced
August 1, 2013 - Funding start date
August 28, 2013 - Grant Kick-Off Meeting
November 13, 2013 - Quarterly Project Update Meeting
March 5, 2014 - Quarterly Project Update Meeting