15th Annual Quality & Safety Symposium

October 19-23

The symposium has been postponed until the week of Oct. 19th-23rd, aligning with National Healthcare Quality Week. 

Faculty, staff and students of all disciplines and areas of expertise are invited to submit a poster highlighting their quality improvement work – both successes and failures (or what we like to call learning experiences) are welcome. Our goal is to promote collaborative learning.

HDSI will be selecting the top 5 posters in each of the STEEP quality principles which will align with each day of National Quality Week.

The Symposium will be held on a virtual platform. Details to come.

Virtual Keynote: Friday, October 23 at 12:00pm

Transforming Healthcare Through Integrated Digital Experiences?

Devin Mann, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, senior Director, Informatics Innovation, MCIT

Promoting Safe and Effective Patient Care

The University of Chicago Medicine’s annual Quality & Safety Symposium is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and trainees to share ongoing efforts and initiatives to improve the quality of care delivered at UCM with colleagues and constituents. In 2019, over 160 posters were displayed with nearly 450 UCM team members participating in their development.

This event highlights UCM’s continued dedication to providing safe and effective patient care and the integration of these values throughout the medical center. Winners of both the UCM $100,000 Innovations Grant Program and Choosing Wisely Challenge are announced at the Symposium.  See the 2017 Quality & Safety Symposium Video.

Specifically, this event provides a great opportunity for clinicians and non-clinical staff from all disciplines, backgrounds, and areas of expertise to:

Showcase quality improvement projects that have recently been completed or are currently in progress.

Meet with colleagues to gain insights, practical knowledge, and techniques to address quality issues in patient care.

Learn about quality tools, internal UCM  resources, and strategies to achieve sustainable improvements throughout the healthcare continuum of care.

2019 Winners

  • Impact on an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in an Outpatient Multiple Myeloma Clinic
  • Highly Reliable Fall Prevention: Engaging Frontline Staff
  • Reduction in Age-Related Disparities in Depression Screening Before and After Implementation of a Medical Assistant Screening Protocol

2018 Winners

  • A Multi-Disciplinary Hip Fracture Program for UChicago Medicine
  • Choosing Wisely Order S.M.A.R.T.T. Labs: Sleep: Making Appropriate Reductions in Testing & Timing
  • UCARS Patient Transportation: University of Chicago Access Ride Service
  • Improving Capacity and Patient Throughput

2018 Posters

2017 Winners

2016 Winners

  • Epic Antimicrobial Stewardship Module Significantly Increases Safety Related Interventions
  • Transport of Critically Ill Patients
  • Reducing the Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection: Rethinking C.diff Testing at UCM

2015 Winners

2014 Winners