You’re invited: Quality Month events coming next week

October 19, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Quality Month continues at Michigan Medicine with two events next week. These events are a time to celebrate the hard work, collaboration and accomplishments of teams across the organization who successfully made process improvements aimed at enabling colleagues to consistently deliver world-class patient care.

Both events are free and open to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff.

Presentation by John Toussaint, M.D., CEO of Catalysis

Toussaint’s talk, entitled “Five Changes Great Healthcare Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture,” is part of the “Lean Thinkers” series.

Toussaint will describe the five behavioral dimensions of a continuous improvement leader and the one key factor enabling personal change. He will also explain how those who are open to improving can inspire others and help build a culture that values — and seeks out — the contributions of an organization’s greatest asset: the people working on the front lines.

When: Noon – 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23

Where: Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center

Quality Month poster session

Nearly 60 teams from across the organization will highlight the important process improvement work they’ve done for the health system over the last year.

When: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24

Where: Towsley Lobby

The posters receiving exemplar status for being among the best posters submitted for this year include:

  • “Creating Evidence-Based Guidelines to Reduce Excessive Opioid Prescribing After Surgery”
  • “Priority Discharges at UH/CVC: Intervention to Increase Pre-9:30 a.m. Discharge Order Rates”
  • “TCR Gamma Assay Improvement Reducing the Repeat Rate, Cost, and TAT”
  • “Enhancing the Culture of Safety: Improving Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) Compliance in Children’s Emergency Services”
  • “Creating the Clean Hand Culture: Achieving 90% and Beyond”

All posters will also be set up and available for a self-guided tour starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23. For a full list of storyboards that will be displayed at this year’s poster session, click here.

Visit the Quality Month 2017 website for more information on this year’s events!

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