Resources

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Learn

  • HQSC Online Library: Members can access useful tools from our shared Google Drive including the UW Internal Medicine QI Handbook, a set of QI Commandments, a project charter template that doubles as a refresher to the IHI Model for Improvement, a development checklist that offers step-by-step guidance from project inception to report out, and statistical process control (SPC) chart Excel worksheets. SPC chart files are provided courtesy of the VA National Center for Patient Safety.

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Find Data

  • UW Leaf: A user-friendly tool for querying the electronic health system records within UW Medicine in real time. Can also be utilized to query identifiable data with IRB approval. Access requires AMC login credentials and training.
  • UW Access to Excellence: Dashboard for visualizing current health system performance in quality and safety. Information can be broken down by UW Medicine clinical entity, service line, and various measurement bundles. Access requires AMC login credentials.

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Get Funding

  • HQSC Project Mini-Grants: We provide small ($250-$1500) grants to support new or ongoing trainee-led patient safety and quality improvement projects at UW.
  • UW Patient Safety Innovations Program (PSIP): Provides pilot funding and scholarship coaching to teams pursuing innovative projects that improve patient care quality and safety, strengthen the patient-provider relationship, and bolster patient safety education.

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Present at a Conference

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Get Published

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Make a QI Portfolio

  • SGIM QI Portfolio Guidelines: Make a definitive QI portfolio document highlighting your QI philosophy, leadership, projects, teaching, research, and honors in a format endorsed by SGIM, ACLGIM, and the Association of Professors of Medicine.

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