Quality & Safety Symposium

Each spring our Department hosts an annual Quality and Safety Symposium to celebrate all of the great projects that were submitted to the Quality & Safety Innovation Challenge (QSIC), acknowledge the award winners, and appreciate the wide efforts to improve patient care across our clinical sites. The event also provides a chance to highlight the importance of QI/PS work and the tremendous engagement of trainees, staff, and faculty in those efforts. Finally, it offers an important venue for QI/PS enthusiasts across our Department to gather, network, and identify opportunities for collaboration.

At the symposium, selected QSIC finalists are invited to present their projects to the attendees. The QSIC finalists are selected by a rating committee comprised of faculty and trainees. The general rating criteria are:

  1. The magnitude of the problem or quality/safety gap in care
  2. Generalizability
    • Utilizing improvement processes that could be applicable to other services and practices within DOM, our respective hospitals, and/or other organizations
  3. Thoroughness of project evaluation
  4. Potential sustainability of results

For additional information on past projects presented and the award winners, please see the following pages for details: