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

The National Quality Strategy has set the expectation that healthcare delivery must change to a system that will minimize clinical interventions and provide care that is personalized, patient-centered, evidence-based, team-based, and efficient.

In addition, risk and quality managers look to identify the circumstances that led to a medical error. It’s important that process improvement initiatives that target the underlying cause of the event are implemented.

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We are implementing initiatives that support the ongoing transformation of the healthcare system from a volume- to value-focused model. 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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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.

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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.

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

Partner organization: Duke University

Pulmonology

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

Infectious Disease

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

Partner organization: Alliance of Chicago

Industry Recognition

Awards

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

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Presentations

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

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Publications

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

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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.

We have been honored to work with many strategic collaborators, some of whom include:

  • Alliance of Chicago

  • Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplastic Syndromes International Foundation

  • Apollo Patient Safety Organization

  • Brookdale Senior Living

  • Duke Cancer Network

  • Duke Primary Care Research Network

  • Duke University School of Medicine

  • Emergency Medicine Cardiac Research and Education Group-International

  • The Endocrine Society

  • The Johns Hopkins University

  • Mach One Leadership

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance

  • North Carolina Stroke Foundation

  • Medstar Health

  • University of North Texas

  • University of Utah

  • University of Wisconsin

  • Virginia Mason

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.

Make a Measurable Impact