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.

Recent Highlights

Daniela DiMarco

DiMarco DE, Kennedy AG, Tompkins B, Read JS, Pierce KK. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in Vermont: An Assessment of Prescribing in a Uniquely Rural State. Poster presented at: IDWeek 2019; October 4, 2019; Washington, DC

AACVPR 2019: Young

Young SK, Tompkins B, Teneback CC. Right Ventricle Dysfunction and Exercise Tolerance in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Retrospective Study. Moderated Presentation and Poster presented at: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting; September 18-21, 2019; Portland, OR

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 Department of Medicine Scholarly QI Poster Session. Click here to register your poster or visit the Quality Showcase site to find out more.


Barlett KJ, Vo AP, Rueckert J, Wojewoda C, Steckel EH, Stinnett-Donnelly J, Repp AB. Promoting appropriate utilisation of laboratory tests for inflammation at an academic medical centre. BMJ Open Quality. 2020;9:e000788. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000788

van Eeghen C, Kennedy AG, Pasanen ME, MacLean CD. A new quality improvement toolkit to improve opioid prescribing in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Jan-Feb;33(1):17-26. PMID: 31907242 doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2019.01.190238

Kennedy AG, Burnett M, Muthukrishnan P, Sobel H, van Eeghen C, Repp AB. "I think I was losing the forest for the trees:" Evaluation of an Internal Medicine residency Quality Improvement curriculum. Med Sci Educ. 2019. First online 15 Nov 2019. doi: 10.1007/s40670-019-00854-7

Sobel HG, Goedde M, Maruti S, Hadley-Strout EWahlberg EKennedy AGPrimary care residents delivering care: integration of office-based opioid treatment into an Internal Medicine residency curriculum. Acad Psychiatry. 2019 Oct;43(5):499-502. PMID: 31087288 doi: 10.1007/s40596-019-01069-z

van Eeghen C, Edwards M, Libman BS, MacLean CD, Kennedy AG. Order from chaos: An initiative to improve opioid prescribing in rheumatology using Lean A3. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2019 Sep 4;1(9):546-551. PMID: 31777838 doi: 10.1002/acr2.11078

Tarleton EK, Kennedy AG, Rose GL, Crocker A, Littenberg B. Association between depression and serum magnesium levels in an adult primary care population. Nutrients. 2019 Jul;11(7):1475. PMID: 31261707 doi: 10.3390/nu11071475

Sandoval MB, King JG, Hart V, Repp ABIncreasing advance care planning in primary care practices: A multi-site quality improvement initiative. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jun;34(6):809-811. PMID: 30604129 doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4800-4

Wahlberg K, Lambirth S, Gardner Z. Improving patients’ ability to identify their physicians through the use of physician facecards and whiteboards. BMJ Open Quality. 2019 Apr 29;8:e000606. PMID: 31206066 doi:10.1136/ bmjoq-2018-000606

Cruden P, Cushman M, Repp AB. Hospitalist assessment of venous thromboembolism and bleeding risk: a survey study. Thrombosis Res. 2019 Apr 16;178:155-158. PMID: 31030035 doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2019.04.015

Soelch LA, Repp AB. Hospital responses to mortality measures: A survey of hospital administrative leaders. Qual Manag Health Care. 2019 Apr/Jun;28(2):78-83. PMID: 30921281 doi: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000209

Farley S, Libman B, Edwards M, Possidente CJ, Kennedy AG. Nurse telephone education for promoting a treat-to-target approach in recently diagnosed arthritis patients: A pilot project. Musculoskeletal Care. 2019 Mar;17(1):156-60. PMID: 30516323 doi: 10.1002/msc.1376

Keveson B, Clouser RD, Hamlin MP, Stevens P, Stinnett-Donnelly JM, Allen GB. Adding value to daily chest X-rays in the ICU through education, restricted daily orders and indication-based prompting.

Coleman DL, Wardrop RM, Levinson WS, Zeidel ML, Parsons PEStrategies for Developing and Recognizing Faculty Working in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Acad Med. 2017 Jan;92(1):52-7. PMID: 27191838 doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001230

Sandoval MB, Palumbo MV, Hart V. Electronic Health Record's Effects on the Outpatient Office Visit and Clinical Education. J Innov Health Inform. 2017 Jan;23(4):151. PMID: 28346132 doi: 10.14236/jhi.v23i4.151


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

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