On October 27, 2014, MU Health Care received the University Health Consortium's Quality Leadership Award. MU Health Care was one of 12 academic medical centers recognized for excellence in delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable care. For more information on this achievement, click here.
Patient-Centered Care Assessment Tool
Assessment Tool Helps Learners Become More Engaged with Patients
Researchers at the MU School of Medicine have developed a test to measure medical students' ability to deliver patient-centered care. Students interact with a standardized patient actor and are assessed based on certain behaviors with the patient. Kimberly Hoffman, a CHCQ investigator, describes the test: "[It] forces the future physician to go beyond just determining a diagnosis and to focus on behaviors that play an essential role to the effectiveness of the care he or she provides." See the press release for more information, or read Dr. Hoffman's publication in Medical Teacher.
IHI 26th Annual Forum Storyboard
Making Improvement Everyone's Responsibility
At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 26th Annual Forum, representatives from MU Health Care presented a storyboard outlining the journey to achieving a bold goal: requiring all health system employees to participate in two quality improvement initiatives. Click here to see the storyboard.
UMHS Innovation and Improvement Sharing Days
UMHS Innovation and Improvement Sharing Days 2014
The second annual UMHS Innovation and Improvement Sharing Days was held April 29, 2014 - May 1, 2014. 105 Posters were displayed athroughout the health system.
Top posters from MU Health Care, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Health Professions were recognized at a ceremony on April 30. Click here to see more photos from the event.
Performance Improvement Leadership Development Program (PI-LDP)
PI-LDP prepares a cadre of performance improvement leaders with the knowledge and skills to make significant improvements related to quality, safety and value of MUHC's patient care services.