Quality Improvement

Our quality improvement initiatives help healthcare organizations reflect on their current practices and transform their behaviors to better align with evidence-based care patterns and guideline recommendations. Objective and data-driven, our programs reduce variations in care and have measurable impact on patient outcomes.

Quality Improvement

Our quality improvement initiatives help healthcare organizations reflect on their current practices and transform their behaviors to better align with evidence-based care patterns and guideline recommendations. Objective and data-driven, our programs reduce variations in care and have measurable impact on patient outcomes.

Healthcare Delivery Must Change

Healthcare Delivery Must Change

The National Quality Strategy has set the expectation that healthcare delivery must change to a system that efficiently deploys available resources and consistently provides patient-centered, evidence-based, and team-based care.

In addition, risk and quality managers look to identify circumstances contributing to medical error. Root-cause analysis and process improvement initiatives can address these challenges and mitigate potentially serious downstream consequences.

TRANSFORMATION

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We are implementing initiatives that support the ongoing transformation of healthcare from a volume- to value-based system. Our work is changing the delivery of care in primary care clinics, oncology offices, community health centers, specialty disease clinics, emergency departments, and more. We are currently working with more than 25 healthcare organizations across the country to support their quality transformations.

Our efforts are guided by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim, and we seek to develop sustainable quality improvement initiatives that connect clinical performance with process-focused education to improve care, lower costs, and foster a healthier population.

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IMPROVEMENT

improvement

We design and implement quality improvement initiatives that start with a clear aim for improvement, employ multiple Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, and reinforce education via a carefully planned strategy.

We are committed to starting small, refining as needed, evangelizing success and lessons learned, and scaling our efforts to a broader platform.

EFFICIENCY

EFFICIENCY

Recognizing that demands on clinician time are greater than ever, our QI framework helps clinicians improve practice efficiency and care by reducing fragmentation, unnecessary costs, and inappropriate utilization of healthcare services. We recruit local champions and execute a multifaceted educational strategy to foster efficient process changes.

EFFICIENCY

Quality Improvement Initiatives

Quality Improvement Initiatives

We launched our first performance- and quality-based educational initiative in 2008 in partnership with The Endocrine Society. Since then, we have implemented more than 20 quality-based initiatives with partners from across the healthcare spectrum. Some of our active and completed projects are highlighted below.

cardiology

Changing the Paradigm of Contemporary Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Cardiology

Changing the Paradigm of Contemporary Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative

This quality improvement intervention engages cardiology care teams to review and improve their current evidence- and guideline-based treatment strategies for patients with SIHD.

Partner organization: Duke University

Cardiology

Changing the Paradigm of Contemporary Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: A Quality Improvement Initiative

This quality improvement intervention engages cardiology care teams to review and improve their current evidence- and guideline-based treatment strategies for patients with SIHD.

Partner organization: Duke University

Partner organization: Duke University

pulmonology

Stronger Care Teams to Improve Adherence in Cystic Fibrosis: A Practice Assessment and Quality Improvement Initiative

Pulmonology
Pulmonology

Stronger Care Teams to Improve Adherence in Cystic Fibrosis: A Practice Assessment and Quality Improvement Initiative

This quality improvement intervention engages cardiology care teams to review and improve their current evidence- and guideline-based treatment strategies for patients with SIHD.

Pulmonology

Stronger Care Teams to Improve Adherence in Cystic Fibrosis: A Practice Assessment and Quality Improvement Initiative

This quality improvement intervention engages cardiology care teams to review and improve their current evidence- and guideline-based treatment strategies for patients with SIHD.

infectious disease

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Universal HIV Testing and Linkage to Care in Community Health Centers

Infectious Disease
Infectious Disease

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Universal HIV Testing and Linkage to Care in Community Health Centers

Expanding on the success of an ongoing Alliance of Chicago pilot project in a community health center, this QI initiative seeks to improve universal HIV testing in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and enhance the linkage of care.

Partner organization: Alliance of Chicago

Infectious Disease

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Universal HIV Testing and Linkage to Care in Community Health Centers

Expanding on the success of an ongoing Alliance of Chicago pilot project in a community health center, this QI initiative seeks to improve universal HIV testing in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations and enhance the linkage of care.

Partner organization: Alliance of Chicago

Partner organization: Alliance of Chicago

Industry Recognition

Awards

Awards

6 quality improvement initiatives honored with industry awards and 5 Med-IQ members awarded 9 individual industry awards for their leadership

Presentations

Presentations

15 presentations on quality-focused educational design and outcomes accepted at national conferences

Publications

Publications

18 peer-reviewed articles published on Med-IQ’s quality-focused work on improving healthcare through certified education

Industry Recognition

Awards

Awards

6 quality improvement initiatives honored with industry awards and 5 Med-IQ members awarded 9 individual industry awards for their leadership

Presentations

Presentations

15 presentations on quality-focused educational design and outcomes accepted at national conferences

Publications

Publications

18 peer-reviewed articles published on Med-IQ’s quality-focused work on improving healthcare through certified education

Our Partners

Our Partners

At Med-IQ, we’re passionate about combining our skills and resources with the talent and creative minds of our partners as we work toward the common goal of improving healthcare and patient outcomes. Here are some of the partners we have been honored to have collaborated with in various ways:

Reduce Variations in Care for Measurable Impact

Our quality improvement initiatives help healthcare organizations transform their behaviors to better align with evidence-based care patterns and guideline recommendations.

Reduce Variations in Care for Measurable Impact

Our quality improvement initiatives help healthcare organizations transform their behaviors to better align with evidence-based care patterns and guideline recommendations.