February 6, 2020

Letter from the Chair

Dear QIPS Members,

I am excited to serve as Chair of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) section for the upcoming year. I would first like to thank Dr. Venk Bellamkonda for his wonderful leadership as chair over this past year, working to expand the reach of QIPS by multiple collaborations with other sections across ACEP. As your current QIPS leadership group looks towards the upcoming year, one of our top priorities will be continuing the push to engage our over 350 members in the section. I have experienced first hand the unique talents and expertise that each member of our section possesses through past webinars and scientific assembly talks. We as a section want to continue providing avenues for our members to both provide knowledge and exchange experiences throughout the year. We will be sending out a survey shortly asking for your input how the section can better serve your needs in your professional roles as well as overall interests. We are eager to hear your ideas, so please take the 2 minutes to respond! We will also be launching an improved website with a discussion board to help facilitate the continuous exchange of ideas on topics related to quality improvement and patient safety.

QIPS is a vast area that overlaps with the work of many other sections and organizations within ACEP, and thus we are always open to continue our trend of collaborating with groups and projects outside QIPS that you as a member may be involved in. There are a variety of resources that QIPS can offer, including ACEP Section grants that all QIPS members can apply for. I look forward to hearing from many of you as we focus on member outreach, and growing and strengthening our QIPS community.


Shashank Ravi, MD MBA
QIPS Section Chair