Addressing Quality of Patient Care
The Department of Medicine Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) program is a comprehensive effort that addresses the Institution of Medicine's dimensions of quality, including:
- Timely care
Five Major Functions
This program includes five major functions:
Peer review process.
patient care committee which sets the clinical priorities of the QI/PS program.
Multidisciplinary working groups which work to enhance the quality of patient care.
Division-based dashboards and performance improvement projects.
Education of house officers, medical students and faculty in modern QI/PS strategies.
Model for QI/PS
For a schemata of the BIDMC Department of Medicine Quality Improvement and Patient Safety program model,
Quality Improvement Highlights
Each year Quality Improvement activities are highlighted in the of the Department of Medicine Annual Report.
To read about QI highlights, please click on the links below.
- 2010 Department of Medicine Annual Report: Quality Improvement
Mark D. Aronson, Naama Neeman, Alexander Carbo, Anjala V. Tess, Julius J. Yang, Patricia Folcarelli, Kenneth F. Sands, and Mark L. Zeidel. A Model for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs in Academic Departments of Medicine. Am J Med. 2008 Oct;121(10):922-9.