Sharing Quality, Safety, & High Value Care Projects

The Department of Medicine Quality Program strongly supports sharing findings from quality improvement, patient safety, and high value care projects. We consider scholarly work a broad spectrum, including curriculum, workshops, poster presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and more. Browse this page for ideas of how to share the findings of projects and to learn more about the work of others.


January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Thomas R, Koh I, Wilkinson K, Koh I, Li A, Warren JSA, Roetker N, Smith N, Holmes C, Plante TB, Repp AB, Cushman M, Zakai NA. Development of a Computable Phenotype for Venous Thromboembolism in Medical Inpatients: The Medical Inpatient Thrombosis and Hemostasis (MITH) study. Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2023, in press.

Nagykaldi Z, Littenberg B, Bonnell L, Breshears R, Clifton J, Crocker A, Hitt J, Kessler R, Mollis B, Miyamoto RES, van Eeghen C. Econometric evaluation of implementing a behavioral health integration intervention in primary care settings. Transl Behav Med. 2023 Mar 31:ibad013. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibad013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37000706.

Sobel HG, Kennedy AG, Holterman LA, Brooklyn J, Hillios A, Nicholas C, Riser E. Assessment of an observed clinical skills exam in undergraduate medical education: a patient with opioid use disorder and chronic pain. J Addict Dis. 2023 May 18:1-6. doi: 10.1080/10550887.2023.2210018. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37199154.

Gergi M, Wilkinson K, Koh I, Munger J, Al-Samkari H, Smith NL, Roetker NS, Plante TB, Cushman M, Repp AB, Holmes CE, Zakai NA. The relative risk of bleeding after medical hospitalization: The Medical Inpatient Thrombosis and Hemorrhage (MITH) study. J Thromb Haemost. 2023 Mar;21(3):513-521. doi: 10.1016/j.jtha.2022.11.023. Epub 2022 Dec 22. PMID: 36696219; PMCID: PMC10044469.

Carey ME, Gilmore BL, Lawler MJ, Hoddwells M, Hale AJ, Repp AB. Integrating High-Value Care Concepts into Preclinical Medical Education: A Practical Approach. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2023 May 4;10:23821205231173490. doi: 10.1177/23821205231173490. PMID: 37163150; PMCID: PMC10164249.

Koundakjian DC, Tompkins BJ, Repp AB. Evaluation of a New Hospital Building's Impact on Clinical Outcomes and Consumer Experience in Medical Inpatients. Am J Med Qual. 2023 May-Jun 01;38(3):122-128. doi: 10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000119. Epub 2023 Mar 24. PMID: 36951463.

Wood M, Babowicz F, Kennedy AG, Antell M, Gilhooly E, Tompkins BJ, Reddy SS. Incidence of transaminitis in adults with cystic fibrosis taking elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2023 May-Jun;63(3):920-924. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2023.02.015. Epub 2023 Feb 19. PMID: 36872183.

Littenberg, B., Clifton, J., Hitt J., et al.  A cluster randomized trial of primary care practice redesign to integrate behavioral health for those who need it most: patients with multiple chronic conditions.  Annals of Family Medicine. In Press.

Bonnell, L.N., Clifton, J., Natkin, L.W., Hitt, J.R., Littenberg, B. The impact of COVID-19 burden on mental and physical health among adult primary care patients with multiple chronic conditions: a longitudinal study. (JOC-22-2022) Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity. In Press.

Rose GL, Weldon TL, McEntee ML, Hitt JR, Kessler R, Littenberg B, Macchi CR, Martin MP, Mullin DJ, van Eeghen C. Practice integration profile revised: Improving item readability and completion. Fam Syst Health. 2023 Jun;41(2):201-206. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000723. Epub 2022 Sep 1. PMID: 36048050.

Moore H, Boisvert K, Bryan M, Hoare L, Gates M, Garnett B, Kennedy AG, Latreille M. Inspired to Garden: A Qualitative Study of Participants' Experiences in an Academic Medical Center Garden. Cureus. 2023 Jul 11;15(7):e41695. doi: 10.7759/cureus.41695. PMID: 37575742; PMCID: PMC10413914

Hamze MK, Joshi SS, Li Y, Repp AB, Jacobs A, McEntee R. The 21st Century Cures Act: Inpatient Clinician Perceptions of Changes to Information Sharing at an Academic Medical Center. Cureus. 2023 Jun 9;15(6):e40184. doi: 10.7759/cureus.40184. PMID: 37431338; PMCID: PMC10329851.

Thoms BL, Bonnell LN, Tompkins B, Nevares A, Lau C. Predictors of inflammatory arthritis among new rheumatology referrals: a cross-sectional study. Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2023 Aug 3;7(3):rkad067. doi: 10.1093/rap/rkad067. PMID: 37641692; PMCID: PMC10460484.

Parker J, Tzeng A, Wayne S, Haynes JM, Irvin CG, Kaminsky DA. Validation of the clinical utility of sGaw as a response variable in methacholine challenge testing. Respirology. 2023 May;28(5):437-444. doi: 10.1111/resp.14431. Epub 2022 Dec 7. PMID: 36478621.

Morrissette K, Lentz S, Herrington R, McNamara M, Barton J, Baker WE.  Critical Care Anywhere: A Novel Emergency Critical Care Consult Service in a Rural Health Network. NEJM Catal Innov Care Deliv September 20, 2023. 2023;4(10) DOI: 10.1056/CAT.23.0154

Zakai NA, Wilkinson K, Sparks AD, Packer RT, Koh I, Roetker NS, Repp AB, Thomas R, Holmes CE, Cushman M, Plante TB, Al-Samkari H, Pishko AM, Wood WA, Masias C, Gangaraju R, Li A, Garcia D, Wiggins KL, Schaefer JK, Hooper C, Smith NL, McClure LA. Development and validation of a risk model for hospital-acquired venous thrombosis: the Medical Inpatients Thrombosis and Hemostasis study. J Thromb Haemost. 2023 Oct 31:S1538-7836(23)00784-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtha.2023.10.015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37918635.

Libman B, Morrison T, Haines L, Hitt JR, Kennedy AG. Survey on the continued impact of COVID-19 on immunocompromised patients in rheumatology. Musculoskeletal Care. 2023 Nov 27. doi: 10.1002/msc.1845. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38009635.

Littenberg B, Clifton J, Crocker AM, Baldwin LM, Bonnell LN, Breshears RE, Callas P, Chakravarti P, Clark/Keefe K, Cohen DJ, deGruy FV, Eidt-Pearson L, Elder W, Fox C, Frisbie S, Hekman K, Hitt J, Jewiss J, Kaelber DC, Kelley KS, Kessler R, O'Rourke-Lavoie JB, Leibowitz GS, Macchi CR, Martin MP, McGovern M, Mollis B, Mullin D, Nagykaldi Z, Natkin LW, Pace W, Pinckney RG, Pomeroy D, Reynolds P, Rose GL, Scholle SH, Sieber WJ, Soucie J, Stancin T, Stange KC, Stephens KA, Teng K, Waddell EN, van Eeghen C. A Cluster Randomized Trial of Primary Care Practice Redesign to Integrate Behavioral Health for Those Who Need It Most: Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions. Ann Fam Med. 2023 Nov-Dec;21(6):483-495. doi: 10.1370/afm.3027. PMID: 38012036; PMCID: PMC10681692.

Hirve AA, Repp AB, Burgess LK. Things We Do For No Reason™: Obtaining an Electrocardiogram for Managing Mild Hyperkalemia in Hospitalized Adults.  J Hosp Med. 2024. In press.

Are you currently working on a scholarly quality improvement initiative that you would like to share with your colleagues? Did you present quality improvement, patient safety, or high value care work at a regional or national meeting this past year?

The Quality Program invites you to present your work at the UVMHN Department of Medicine Quality Showcase!  Click here to register your poster or visit the Quality Showcase site to find out more.

Past Presentations by Faculty and Trainees

SHM 2019-Burgess & McEntee

Burgess LK, McEntee RE, Rock LK. Communication Skills: Back to the Basics. Poster presented at: 2019 Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting; March 25-27, 2019; National Harbor, MD

SHM 2019-Gardner

Wahlberg KJ, Lambirth S, Gardner Z. Improving Patients’ Ability to Identify Their Physicians Through the Use of Physician Facecards and Whiteboards. Poster presented at: 2019 Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting; March 25-27, 2019; National Harbor, MD

SHM 2019-Muthukrishnan

Muthukrishnan P, Burnett M, DeVoe SG, Kennedy AG, Repp AB. Active-Learning Quality Improvement Training Curriculum for Faculty in Hospital Medicine. Poster to be presented at: 2019 Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting; March 25-27, 2019; National Harbor, MD

ACR 2018-adjusted

Goodson A, Libman B, Merchand M, Edwards M, Nevares A, Foster M, Legunn S, Kennedy A. Pneumococcal Vaccination Quality Improvement Initiative within a Rheumatology Clinic at an Academic Medical Center. Poster presented at: 2018 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Meeting; October 19-24, 2018; Chicago, IL

Resources for Publishing

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