Letter from the Chair
Dear QIPS Members,
I am thrilled to serve as your Chair for the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) section this year. Many thanks to Dr. Alexis Lawrence for her leadership and to the board members stepping down for their work on resolutions, website updates and keeping the section informed of QIPS activity.
Coming off a unique Scientific Assembly in Boston, we had a great opportunity to hear about the quality work members are doing across the country. Given the broad backgrounds and working environments of our membership, we can learn so much from each other and we will continue to push to engage our over 300 members in the section. What are you working on? Ideas for best practices around sepsis or stroke care? How are you handling hospital boarding? We face similar challenges and can find successes and inspiration from each other! Quality improvement does not stand alone and we will continue to reach out and form collaborations with other sections!
I am always amazed at the creativity and problem-solving of the section and we want to highlight YOU in the newsletters. I started my journey in quality as a second year resident and was given an opportunity by my then chief resident (your current newsletter editor!) to work on a QI project around patient satisfaction. It introduced me to the world of administration, research methodology and what it means to engage all the stakeholders. It has been the foundation of the work I do today. Just as I was given an opportunity, I want to lift up medical students, residents, and faculty and highlight the work that is being done around the country!
Beyond the sharing of ideas we plan to launch a revamped website to improve the user experience and bring back some webinars on new relevant topics. I look forward to working with the new QIPS leadership team and encourage anyone to reach out to me with ideas, questions, concerns and comments.
Rohit | firstname.lastname@example.org