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Innovation & Scholarship

Information regarding QI projects and results for dissemination, publications, and information on faculty advancement and promotion (based on research and scholarship) is provided below. The following items are currently in development; please check back periodically for updates.

  • Registry of active QI courses
  • List of faculty mentors trained in QI/PS who are seeking residents, fellows, and students interested in participating in ongoing high priority QI projects.

Project Name Project Contact Conference
A Curriculum For Quality Improvement Change Agents (Download Abstract) Claire Campbell, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

A Novel Approach To Reduce Red Blood Cell Unit Exposures To Pediatric Patients Undergoing Heart Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass In An Effort To Minimize Risk Of Transfusion-Related Morbidity And Allosensitization. (Download Abstract) Richard Blake Denison, Bachelor of Science

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Analyzing The Use Of Fecal Immunochemical Testing (Fit) In Acute Patient Care In Harris Health Hospitals (Download Abstract) Nathaniel J. Spezia-Lindner, BA

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Assessing The Accuracy And Quality Of Care Of The Harris Health System Diabetic Retinopathy Teleretinal Screening Program (Download Abstract) Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Obstetric and Gynecologic Resident Ultrasound Education Project using Simulations Anjali Aggarwal, MD

2018 Texas Academies Collaborative for the Health Professions-Southeast Educational (TEACH-S) Symposium

May 11, 2018 | Houston, Texas

Bowel Preparation For Colostomy Reversal In Children (Download Abstract) Eric H. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Evaluation of Incident Management Team Response to Outpatient Clinical Emergencies Mary Frances Musso, DO

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

April 26, 2018 | Houston, Texas

What Is The Ideal Screening Strategy For Double Hit Lymphoma? (Download Abstract) Ghazaleh Eskandari, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Coding: Teaching Old Docs New Tricks (Download Abstract) Lisa Owens, D.O.

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Creation Of A Picu Quality And Safety Team (Download Abstract) Matthew Musick, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Criterion Based Tailored Approach To Education For Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes In Pediatrics (Download Abstract) Grace Kim, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Decreasing Clabsis In The Nicu Through Standardization Of Critical Central Line Procedures (Download Abstract) Isa Baruah, BSN, RN, CCRN

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Decreasing Use Of Narcotics In Postpartum Patients After Uncomplicated Vaginal Delivery. (Download Abstract) Beth Davis, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Depression Screening Practices In Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Comparison Of Outcomes Rates Between Patient Health Questionnaire (Phq)-2 And Phq-9 (Download Abstract) Kristen Hendrix, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

High Value Care Morning Report Michelle Sibille, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

April 26, 2018 | Houston, Texas

Disaster Planning for Patients with Acute Leukemia: Teaching Quality Improvement to Nurse Coordinators
  • Julienne Brackett, MD
  • Valeria Smith, MD

2018 VA Quality Scholars Summer Institute Conference

August 16, 2018 | Houston, Texas

Implementing QI curriculum in the Pediatric GI Fellowship program while performing a QI project titled: Improving patient transfer of care for direct admissions. Kristin Whitfield Van Buren, MD

2018 VA Quality Scholars Summer Institute Conference

August 16, 2018 | Houston, Texas

Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) Workshops: A Standardized Team-based Appoach Model to Teaching residents Quality Improvement Veronica Lenge de Rosen, MD

2018 VA Quality Scholars Summer Institute Conference

August 16, 2018 | Houston, Texas

QI Jumpstart Kyler Godwin, MD

2018 VA Quality Scholars Summer Institute Conference

August 16, 2018 | Houston, Texas

QI Mentoring in a Family Medicine Residency Shruti Varadarajan, MD

2018 VA Quality Scholars Summer Institute Conference

August 16, 2018 | Houston, Texas

A Comprehensive Curriculum For Training Interprofessional Leaders In Quality Improvement (Download Abstract) A Comprehensive Curriculum For Training Interprofessional Leaders In Quality Improvement

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Driving Quality Improvement With Dynamic Dashboarding (Download Abstract) Susan Schindler, LVN

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Effects Of Medicaid Expansion On Va Dual-Enrollment And Emergency Department Use (Download Abstract) Patrick O'Mahen, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Electronic Quality Improvement System Improves Anesthesia Advere Events Reporting Compliance (Download Abstract) Imelda M Tjia, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Evaluating Effectiveness Of Student-Led Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Skills Workshops For Medical Students (Download Abstract) Shreya Goyal, BBA

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns At Baylor Clinic 2014-2016: Evaluating Prescribing Patterns And Surveying Physician Behaviors (Download Abstract) Kristen Mathias, Medical Student, MSIII

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Flow: A Demonstration Project To Improve Veteran Mental Health Access (Download Abstract) Zenab Yusuf, M.D., M.P.H.

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conferenc

Framework For Improving Nurse Assessments Of Fall Risk And Delirium (Download Abstract) Christine Johnson, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

High-Level Disinfection And Sterilization Of Instruments In An Ambulatory Health Care Setting (Download Abstract) Lisa Icard, BSN

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Humanism Rounds, A Pilot Study: Decreasing Resident Burnout Through Strengthened Human Connection (Download Abstract) Reina Styskel, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Christina Davidson, MD (Download Abstract) Impact Of A Surgical Site Infection Bundle On Surgical Site Infection Rates In Cesarean Deliveries

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Driving Instructions For Adolescent Drivers With Concussions (Download Abstract) Jonathan A. Santana, DO

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Efficiency Of Cirrhosis Tracker Program – A Quality Improvement Initiative In Liver Clinic At Michael E Debakey Va Medical Center (Download Abstract) Srikar Reddy Mapakshi, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Morning Report: An Opportunity For Teaching High Value Care (Download Abstract) Michelle Sibille, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Morbidity And Mortality Conference: An Innovative Strategy To Teach Quality And Safety In The Outpatient Setting (Download Abstract) Michelle Sibille, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Medical Student Physical Exam Rounds In The Bcm Core Medicine Clerkship: A Pilot Program (Download Abstract) Nathaniel J. Spezia-Lindner, BA

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Managing Icu Neuropsychological Delirium (Mind): A Quality Improvement Project Across Pediatric Intensive Care Settings (Download Abstract) Nathan Serazin, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Making A "Pact" To Manage Our Complex Patients (Download Abstract) Jacqueline Birnbaum, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Lost In Transport: Reduction Of Lost Tissue Samples From The Operating Room By Improving The Transport Process (Download Abstract) Daniel Rosen, MD, MEd

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Increasing Suicidal Ideation Screening And Documentation Within Pediatric Psychology (Download Abstract) Sonia Izmirian, Ph.D.

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Increasing Documentation Of Vaccinations In Immunosuppressed Patients In Rheumatology (Download Abstract) Gabriela Bahr, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Physician Missing Charges In The Nicu Using Informatics And Ehr (Download Abstract) Bheru Gandhi, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Meds To Beds: A Quality Improvement Initiative To Increase Filling Of Antimicrobial Prescriptions Prior To Discharge (Download Abstract) Sheena Gupta, MD, MBA

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Self-Management And Associated Oucomes For Adolecents With Spina Bifida (Download Abstract) Ellen Fremion, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Patient Care Through Evaluation Of Emergent Response System In Outpatient Clinical Care Clinics (Download Abstract) Mary Frances Musso, DO

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Communication By Closing The Loop (Download Abstract) Kristin Ernest, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates At A Tertiary Care Center Through A Multidisciplinary Team (Download Abstract) Mayar Al Mohajer, MD MBA CAQ FACP

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Antibiotic Stewardship In Discharge Antibiotics Prescriptions For Hospitalized Children With Urinary Tract Infection (Download Abstract) Andrea Dean, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Implementing Standardized Migraine Patient Education (Download Abstract) Thara R. Bala, M.D. and MHA

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Implementation Of A Standardized Clinical Documentation Form For Patients With Cerebral Palsy In The Tch Pm&R Clinics (Download Abstract) Rochelle Dy, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Improving Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Rates In Patients With Congestive Heart Failure And Cardiomyopathy (Download Abstract) Karla Criner, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Multi-Clinic Analysis Of Improvements In Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates In Harris County Hospital District Community Health Clinics (Download Abstract) Justin Fu, MS3

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Optimizing Acute Coronary Syndrome Evaluation From The Waiting Room (Download Abstract) Sara Andrabi, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Patient Reported Outcomes As Basis For Optimization Of Pain Medication After Emergency Surgery (Download Abstract) Priyanka Moolchandani, B.S., Chemistry

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Patient-Reported Adverse Events: Policy Implications Of Factors That Contribute To Patient Harm (Download Abstract) Traber Giardina, PhD, MSW

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Pitfalls To The Attempted Standardization Of The Anesthesia Machine-Top Setup In The Operating Rooms At Texas Children'S Hospital (Download Abstract) Eugenia Y. Chen, M.D. Candidate

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Qualitative Review Of Wrong-Site Surgeries: What Side Will My Surgery Take Place? (Download Abstract) Anoosha Moturu, BA

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Reducing Inappropriate Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescriptions In A Primary Care Clinic (Download Abstract) Cecilia Cai, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Reducing Key Patient Safety Indicators On Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (Download Abstract) Jaime Lovelace, BSN, RN-BC

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Reducing Procedural Wait Times In The Pediatric Cancer And Hematology Outpatient Clinic (Download Abstract) Lastenia Holton, MBA , BSN, RN

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

So Much To Do With So Little: A Quality Improvement (Qi) Study To Make Good Quality Cell Blocks (Download Abstract) Nitin Marwaha, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Standardizing Handoff Communication From Cvicu To Acute Care Using The I-Pass Model (Download Abstract) Shreya Sheth, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Standardizing The Removal Of Large Colon Polyps: An Evidence-Based Approach (Download Abstract) Gyanprakash Ketwaroo, MD MSc

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Strategic Call Cycle Changes To Reduce Patient Census Variation (Download Abstract) Cameron L McBride, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Surgical Patients Perspectives On Informed Consent Discussions: What They Look For (And Don'T Look For) In Conversations With Their Surgeons (Download Abstract) Amritha Kanakamedala, BA (MD Candidate)

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Systemic And Human Factors That Contribute To Medical Error: A Study Of Higher Reliability (Download Abstract) LaTasha Burns, EdD, MBA, RN-BC, CPHQ, NE-BC

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

The Impact Of An Early Extubation Algorithm And Bedside Huddles On Mechanical Ventilation In Cardiovascular Surgery Patients (Download Abstract) Seth Stephens, DNP

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Medicaid Expansion And Redistribution In VA Depression-Related Visits (Download Abstract) Daniel Liaou, BS

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

The Relationship Between Coordination Tool Use And Healthcare Quality (Download Abstract) Houston F. Lester, Ph.D.

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Use Of A Robust Process Improvement Methodology To Decrease Sickle Cell-Related Super Utilization Of Emergency Department And Inpatient Services (Download Abstract) Christine Youngblood, MSN, MHA, RN, CPHQ

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Use Of Standardized Visual Aids Improves Informed Consent For Appendectomy In Children: A Randomized Control Trial (Download Abstract) Eric H. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Using A Logic Model To Design And Evaluate A Quality Improvement Leadership Course (Download Abstract) Shruthi Rajashekara, MD, MMSc

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Utilization Of An Innovative Real-Time Bedside Surveillance And Early Warning Alert System To Improve Adherence To Low Tidal Volume Ventilation For Patient On Mechanical Ventilation (Download Abstract) Christopher Howard, MD

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Water Safety Education And Drowning Prevention Education In Clinical Settings: A Physician Office Initiative (Download Abstract) Shabana Yusuf, MD, MEd

Baylor College of Medicine 5th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference