CS&E Educational Program News & Information
- CS&E spreads to American Society for Clinical Oncology
- Seven Projects Honored at UT Conference
- Event to Recognize 135 Improvement Projects
- Registration for Systems Engineering Meeting
Doris Quinn of Clinical Safety and Effectiveness is helping spread quality improvement to American oncologists as part of the faculty for the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Training Program that launches this year.
Quinn, PhD, is MD Anderson’s Director of Process Improvement and Quality Education. She is joined by: Joe Jacobson, MD, MSc, chief quality officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Timothy Gilligan, MD, program director of the Cleveland Clinic's Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program; Barbara Corning Davis, MS, director of Operational Improvement at North Shore Medical Center; and Jennifer Bretsch, MS, director, Performance Improvement for ASCO.
Modeled like CS&E, the 15 teams must complete a project to solve a problem in their own clinical setting with guidance from coaches.
After completing the training program, participants will have an understanding of process analysis, rapid cycle improvement, quantitative and qualitative methods, and creating and managing effective teams. Projects conducted at the teams’ practice sites will allow for immediate translation of training into action to improve quality and efficiency.
The program opens with training at ASCO headquarters in Arlington, Va., on Oct. 9-10. Additional sessions are Jan. 13-14, 2014, followed by presentations and graduation on March 6, 2014.
In addition to Quinn’s involvement on the faculty, MD Anderson’s Laurie Kaufman, manager of clinical process analysis and David Bivens, senior quality engineer, will be serving as coaches to teams in the program.
MD Anderson's Dr. David Qing, center, with Dr. Ken Shine of the UT System and Dr. Jan Patterson of UT San Antonio.
The project “A Systems Approach to Eliminating CAUTI” from UT Southwestern Medical Center received first place honors at the University of Texas System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Building the Bridge Conference.
The project by Eleanor Phelps, RN, and Chanhaeng M. Rhee, MD, were among seven CS&E projects honored at the conference held Sept. 26-27 in San Antonio. Here are the other honorees:
- Second Place: “Reduce Time and Number of Errors to Input Insurance Files to Database” by David Qing, MD, and Valentine Boving, MS, of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Team members included Toby Boyett, Bacardi Bryant, Gilbert Castro, Erika Dennis, Cristina Gonzales, Linda Jones, Stephen Lim, Luke Ramsey, and Lili Trevino.
- Third Place (tie): “Improving Sepsis Mortality with Early Identification and Treatment” by Shawn P.E. Nishi, MD, and Charles A. Machner, RN, of UT Medical Branch at Galveston.
- Third Place (tie): “Increasing Physician Reporting of Patient Safety Events through a Simplified & Concise Online Reporting Tool” by Erinn L. Hommel, MD, and Lindsay K. Sonstein, MD, of UT Medical Branch at Galveston.
- Sustainability First Place: Sustaining Reductions in Deep Sternal Wound Infections” by Philip E. Greilich, MD, and Margaret T. Dupre, RN, of UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
- Sustainability Second Place: “Interventional Radiology Throughput Optimization: 15 Month Follow Up” by Seth Toomey, MD, and Ikponmwosa Iyamu, MD, of UT Southwestern Medical Center.
- Sustainability Third Place: “Long Term Sustainability of a Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Colorectal Surgery Infections Using a Multidisciplinary Approach” by Jose A. Cadena, MD, and Robin SantaMaria, RN, of UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Four new UT System CS&E Fellows were also named at the meeting. The new fellows include:
- Javier A. Adachi, MD, of MD Anderson
- Brenda D. Lee, MS, RN of UT Health Science Center Tyler
- Eleanor Phelps, BSN, MA, RN of UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Vernonica S.L. Young, PharmD, MPH of UT Health Science Center San Antonio
|MD Anderson's Dr. Javier A. Adachi, holding certificate, was named a UT System CS&E Fellow. Also shown, from left, UT System's Dr. Ken Shine; Dr. Raymond Greenberg, UT system executive vice chancellor; and MD Anderson's Dr. Greg Botz.|
Celebrating Improvement at MD Anderson on Oct. 23 will recognize 135 improvement projects and 837 project team members in the annual Quality Month event.
This year the team members will receive their recognition certificates via email before the event. Also, the starting time for the program has been moved to noon with a light lunch provided for attendees.
Dr. Dave Davis of the Association of American Medical Colleges will be the keynote speaker at the Celebrating Improvement.
His topic is “Educating for Quality: Integrating QI and Patient Safety Across the Continuum of Health Professions Education.”
Dave Davis, MD, CCFP, FCFP, is AAMC’s Senior Director of Continuing Education and Performance Improvement. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Here is the schedule for the event on October 23rd:
|11 a.m.-noon||Early poster viewing, Anderson Conference Center (R11.1100) Rooms 1-8|
|Noon-1:30||Quality Lecture by Dr. Davis and Presentation Lunch, Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400)|
|1:30-2:30 p.m.||Poster & Dessert Reception, Anderson Conference Center (R11.1100) Rooms 1-8|
Online registration continues for the University of Texas Systems Engineering in Healthcare Conference Achieving Transformational Change in Healthcare on Nov. 7-8 at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Register at UT Systems Engineering in Healthcare Conference to attend the meeting.
Keynote speakers from around the nation are scheduled to speak at the University of Texas Systems Engineering in Healthcare Conference Nov. 7-8.
The speakers for the conference are
- Dr. Stephen J. Swensen, medical director for leadership and organization at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His talk is titled “Patient-Centered Value Creation.”
- James C. Benneyan, PhD, professor of industrial engineering and operations research at Northeastern University in Boston. His talk is titled “Healthcare System Engineering – Methods and Applications.”
- Eva Lee, PhD, professor from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Her talk is titled “Medical Decision Making.”
Here is the schedule for the meeting:
- Nov.7, 2013, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Nov. 8, 2013, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The conference will be held at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400) and the Anderson Conference Center (R11.1100).