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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...Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 3 | Comments Off


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....Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized | Comments Off


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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...Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Speaker of the Week, Uncategorized, Volume 3 | Comments Off


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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...Continue reading

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Speaker of the Week, Uncategorized | Comments Off


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...Continue reading

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011 in Blog, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 3 | Comments Off


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...Continue reading

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2011 in Blog, Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized | Comments Off


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....Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 2 | Comments Off


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...Continue reading

Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 2 | Comments Off


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...Continue reading

Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 2 | No Comments »


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...Continue reading

Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010 in Digest, Our Blog and Digest, Uncategorized, Volume 1 | No Comments »