For the purpose of promotion and tenure, the Healthcare Improvement Portfolio captures an individual's impact in quality improvement, patient safety, implementation, and innovation. By design, it covers the breadth of interprofessional healthcare improvement efforts (i.e., projects, leadership, education, scholarship) to facilitate full-scope documentation of a healthcare professional's improvement contributions and impact made within their division/departments.
The Healthcare Improvement Portfolio is a product of a national consensus process described in the following manuscript, published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Academic Medicine:
Godwin, K. M., Horstman, M. J., Chao, S., Dolansky, M., Al Mohajer, M., & Naik, A. D. (2021). Developing an interprofessional health care improvement portfolio: Results from a consensus panel process. Academic Medicine, 97(4), 503–509. https://doi.org/10.1097/acm.0000000000004448
Designed as a ready-to-use, modifiable template, the Healthcare Improvement Portfolio should be tailored to the healthcare professional's specific area of expertise. As shown below, the sections of the improvement portfolio help to facilitate a structured, but customizable, process for capturing or presenting the full (breadth and depth) impact of an individual's contributions to healthcare improvement. How-to examples for documenting and describing impact are provided in each section.
Posted with permission.