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TimLockney

VHIG Digest: Vol. 3, No. 6

This Week’s Top 3 Stories in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare By Tim Lockney, School of Medicine, Class of 2013 1. “Global Trigger Tool” Shows Adverse Events May Be 10 Times Greater Than Previously Measured An article published in Health Affairs journal April 2011 used the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Global Trigger Tool to…

Posted by scotthagan on October 4, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 3


JeffreyHill

Watch the Latest VHIG Quarterly Lecture Series Online!

On Monday, September 19th, the Vanderbilt Healthcare Improvement Group (VHIG) hosted its first organizational meeting of the school year with the 2nd session of the VHIG Quarterly Lecture Series introduced last spring. At this session, we were proud to have Jeffrey Hill, MS, speak to the students about patient safety from an aviation perspective. Mr….

Posted by scotthagan on September 29, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized


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Speaker of the Week for Wednesday, September 28: Julie Morath

Julianne Morath has three decades of executive leadership in healthcare and multiple faculty appointments.  Among her awards, Ms. Morath was the inaugural recipient of the John Eisenberg Award for Individual Lifetime Achievement in Patient Safety, awarded through The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum.  She is currently Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Director of…

Posted by scotthagan on September 27, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Speaker of the Week, Uncategorized, Volume 3


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Speaker of the Week for Wednesday, September 21: Dr. Jacob Hathaway

Dr. Hathaway is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. A graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Hathaway completed a quality improvement fellowship at the VA where he currently spends much of his time seeing patients, leading quality improvement initiatives, and teaching current Quality Scholar Fellows. As a…

Posted by scotthagan on September 19, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Speaker of the Week, Uncategorized


micheleluhmvigor

VHIG Digest: Vol. 3, No. 4

This Week’s Top 3 Stories in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare By Michele Luhm Vigor, School of Medicine, Class of 2014 1. The Joint Commission Names Names: Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2011- 9/13/11 This past week, the nation’s leading hospital accreditation board released their annual report on quality and safety:Improving America’s Hospitals. The reporting…

Posted by scotthagan on September 19, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 3


Sandberg

Speaker of The Week for August 31, 2011: Dr. Warren Sandeberg

As graduate school has returned to session, we are once again offering the Vanderbilt Healthcare Improvement Group (VHIG) Digest. As you will notice, our Digest has undergone a transformation this year. Given the abundance of healthcare news related to quality improvement and patient safety, our organization felt it appropriate to increase the frequency of our…

Posted by scotthagan on August 29, 2011 in Blog, Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized


VHIG Digest: Volume 2, No. 6

By Mike Miles, OGSM (MBA 2012) In the News…  1. Rules Aim to Reshape Medical Practices – WSJ 4/1/2011 The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week released a 429-page document covering the rules for accountable care organizations, how they will share risk with CMS, and how they must report quality of care….

Posted by scotthagan on April 5, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 2


natalie

VHIG Digest: Volume 2, No. 5

by Natalie Ausborn, VMS II In the News 1. ICU Central-line Infections Drop Dramatically Nationwide - 3/14/11 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report indicating that U.S. intensive care units reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections by approximately 60% over the past ten years, with an estimate of 27,000 lives saved and $1.8 billion…

Posted by scotthagan on March 28, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 2


julie

VHIG Digest: Volume 2, No. 2

By Julie McNeil, OGSM II In the News 1. U.S. House of Representatives Repeals PPACA On Wednesday, January 19, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 245 to 189 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), voting on party lines. Three Democrats joined the unanimous Republican vote: Dan Boren (D-OK), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), and Mike…

Posted by scotthagan on January 24, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 2


Piotr

VHIG Digest: Volume 1, No. 3

By Piotr Pilarski, VMS IV In the News 1. New CMS Rule Requires Hospitals to Respect Visitation and Medical Decision-Making Rights of Same-Sex Couples - 11/18/10 With approximately 7,600 “overwhelmingly favorable” comments from various health care constituents and unanimous support from hospital groups, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) passed a rule that will require…

Posted by scotthagan on November 29, 2010 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 1