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Quality Improvement Committee

Chair, Lawrence D. Ward, MD, MPH, FACP
Staff Liaison, Cara Reynolds, MHS


The Department of Medicine has initiated its own Quality Improvement Committee, comprised of representatives from every Division with expertise and interest in continuous quality improvement. The committee, which meets approximately once a month, provides participants with a forum for sharing QI projects, learning QI methodology from each other, and brainstorming solutions to shared challenges. Committee members work together to address the Department’s dimensions of quality, including safety, effectiveness, efficiency as well as patient-centered, equitable and timely care. Specifically, the goal of the committee is to develop division-based dashboards attributable down to the level of individual physicians. The data from these will then be utilized in order to initiate performance improvement projects using interdisciplinary working groups in the practices and in the hospital. Involvement of house staff and fellows is encouraged and seen as instrumental in their education. A schema of the Department of Medicine Quality Improvement program model is included for you to view.

CARDIOLOGY
John Doherty, MD

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Jorge Prieto, MD

INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Bryan Hess, MD

MEDICAL EDUCATION / RESIDENCY
Greg Young, MD

TJUH
Rachel Sorokin, MD

ENDOCRINOLOGY
Lindsay Bischoff, MD

HEMATOLOGY
Dianne Pulte, MD

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Rhea Powell, MD

RHEUMATOLOGY
Oscar Irigoyen, MD

NEPHROLOGY
Yasmin Brahmbhatt, MD

HOSPITAL MEDICINE
Rebecca Jaffe, MD

PULMONARY
David Oxman, MD

SCHOOL OF POPULATION HEALTH
Bettina Berman