Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Pathway

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Pathway

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Pathway provides residents with the core principles and competencies essential to analyze and develop expertise in cost conscious care and value based medicine. The Pathway actively engages residents in implementation of QIPS projects to improve efficiency, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction while building foundational knowledge in epidemiology of error, improving patient & medication safety, & coordination of teamwork and care.

QIPS Pathway Core Components:

IHI self-study certificate

Completion of the ACP/APDIM Cost Conscious Care Curriculum

Experience with the Boston Medical Center QIPS office including involvement in Root Cause analysis meetings, medical-legal meetings, and multi-disciplinary (RNs, IT, administration) project implementations

Involvement in at least one QIPS and/or IT Committee at BMC

Development and implementation of a QIPS project either by the individual or in conjunction with other members in the pathway

VA Patient safety elective (At least 1 elective block)

Mentoring with QIPS experts in the Department of Medicine, VA, and at BMC level