Quality

Anatomy of a Quality Measure

A clinical quality measure is a mechanism used for assessing the degree to which a provider competently and safely delivers clinical services that are appropriate for the patient in an optimal timefra...

Claim-Based Quality Measures

The Social EM Dilemma: The tension between a central EM mission and limited ED resources

Navigating MIPS Eligibility and Participation for 2023 and 2024

Merit Based Improvement Payment System (MIPS) 2024 Final Rule: Everything (else) you need to know about

EM-onomics: ACEP EMDI Economic Registry

ACEP Joins Yale in NIH Initiative to Combat Opioid Crisis

ACEP's First Take from the Combined 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule

MIPS 2024 Final Rule: Impact for CEDR and Participants

ACEP’s EMDI on the Road - Where’s Waldo

Yo ACEP, We Did It!

HackED! ’23 – The Future of EM Innovation is Bright

EHRs and IKEA

Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Lessons from Captain James T. Kirk

E-QUAL: Revolutionizing Emergency Care with Quality Improvement Initiatives

Emergency Medicine Data Institute Activities at Scientific Assembly

ACEP is the Feature Organization at the Digital Health Studio at CES 2023

HackED! ’23 – Stop Reacting, Start Driving

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Emergency Medicine

Unlocking Your Future: Navigating the 2022 MIPS Performance Feedback and 2024 Payment Adjustments

MIPS Ramps Up in 2024: Are you Ready?

Making Reducing Opioid Related Harms the Easy Thing to Do - Dr. Kit Delgado

EMS Public Health Initiative CA EMSBUP Pilot Results - Dr. Gene Hern

Starting Buprenorphine in the Emergency Department to Help People Using Fentanyl - Dr. Andrew Herring

The Naloxone Project - Dr. Don Stader

Equity in Emergency Department Care for Opioid Use Disorder - Dr. Elizabeth Samuels and Dr. Utsha Khatri

Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS

E-QUAL BOOST

Emergency Care: One Patient … All Patients

Editor's Note: The Newsletter is dead! Long live the Newsletter!

2023 MIPS Performance Year: What’s New and How to Get Prepared!

Data Analytics

What is new in the Data World? And how does the EMDI fit?

E-QUAL Sponsors

Rethinking ED Notes: Note Bloat, Documentation Burden, and the 2023 E&M Coding Changes

Using Clinical Decision Support for Quality Improvement

Research & Analytics

Past QI Challenge Winners

QI Challenge Projects

Quality Improvement Projects

Quality Updates from the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL)

The Atrial Fibrillation Initiative

Stroke Care

National Shortages: Baby Formula and Iodinated Contrast

The Opioid Initiative

The Quality of Measuring Quality

2022 QI Conference Lineup

QIPS Leadership Elections

Letter from the Chair

Recap from SA-21

Book Club

MIPS Value Pathway

Qualified Clinical Data Registries

Editor's Note

Chair Message

Emergency Medicine is a Team Sport

EMDI Transition & PA Consulting

Data Registries in Emergency Care

ACEP22: Appropriate Emergency Department Utilization of CT for Pulmonary Embolism

Lessons Learned on Cybersecurity from the EHR Vendor’s Perspective

Emergency Medicine and Cybersecurity

What is Clinical Informatics?

Webinars

Letter from the Editor

QIPS Newsroom

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section Resources

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section Meetings

About Us

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section

Apply Today to Win the 2024 ACEP QI Challenge

Developing an ED-Initiated Buprenorphine Program

Treating OUD in the ED with MAT - Legal and Regulatory Considerations

ED-Initiated Buprenorphine - Expanding the Scope

The Next Steps - Opioid Use Disorder Care After the ED

Quality Measures and Benchmarking

How to Apply for Buprenorphine Waiver Notification of Intent (NOI)

A Social Emergency Medicine Approach to Overdose & Opioid Use Disorder Lecture

ED-Initiated Buprenorphine & Emergency Nursing Perspectives

Harm Reduction in the ED

OUD & the Emergency Department Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

PAs and APRNs Supercharging MAT in the ED

Treating OUD in your ED and Bridging to Outpatient Care

Buprenorphine Initiation after Reversal of Opioid Overdose A New Standard Of Care

Buprenorphine after Naloxone - Should Emergency Physicians be inducing patients after overdose reversal?

Occipital Nerve Blocks & Low Paraspinous Injections

OMT & Greater Trochanteric Injections

History & Pharmacology

The Neurobiology of Addiction

Starting an ALTO Program

Medications and Blockers

ALTO: The Colorado Experience

PMDP + Screening Tools

Guidelines

Instituting an Opioid QA Program in your Emergency Department

Treating Pain in Patients with OUD

Rhode Island Peer-Support Project

Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Distribution

Harm Reduction in the ED

ED Management of Patients with Opioid Withdrawal

Buprenorphine Induction in the ED

ED-Initiated Buprenorphine: The Business Perspective

Suspected Acute Venous Thromboembolic Disease - ACEP Clinical Policy

Thoracic Aortic Dissection - ACEP Clinical Policy

Success Story - Bayhealth

Consensus - Imaging for Renal Colic

Headache - ACEP Clinical Policy

Wave III Measures Update

Wave II - Kick Off

Working with Radiology to Reduce Avoidable Imaging

Clinical Topics: Renal Colic & PE CT

MIPS, QPP, CPIA

Malpractice - A Driver of Over-Ordering

Clinical Topic: Head Trauma

M&M and Overtesting

Wave I - Kick Off

Low Back Pain

Clinical Policy: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (2008)

Communicating with Patients and Radiologists

Drivers of Over-Ordering: Head CT Decision Rules and Liability

PECARN & Data Collection through CEDR

ETRACT & PAMA

Introduction to the Chest Pain Initiative

Risk Stratification Scores and Shared Decision Making

Biomarker Testing in Chest Pain - Past, Present and Future

Making the Most out of an Observation Stay

Making Dollars and Sense out of Stress Testing

Chest Protocols and Coordinated Care Pathways

What Defines Quality in Chest Pain?

Making Sense of High-Sensitivity Troponin Elevations

Incorporating High-Sensitivity Troponin into Your ED Workflow

Appropriate Utilization of Cardiovascular Imaging in ED Patients with Chest Pain

E-QUAL to the SEP-1 Challenge

New Recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign

Engaging Nurses in Sepsis Identification and Early Measures

CMS SEP-1 Measure - Early Insights and Experience

Fluid and Pressors Management - Challenging Cases and Exceptions

Sepsis Reassessment

How MIPS, CPIA, QPP Relate to E-QUAL

Achieving the Triple Aim in Critical Care Using Advanced IT and Business Strategy

Balancing Antibiotics Stewardship with Sepsis

Antibiotics and Source Control Essentials in Sepsis

Improving Inter-Hospital Transfers for Patients with Sepsis

Evidence-Based Approaches to Sepsis Resuscitation

Harnessing the EHR in Sepsis Identification

Sepsis Quality Measures - SEP-1 & CEDR

ACEP E-QUAL Sepsis Learning Collaborative Overview & Successful Sepsis QI Initiative

MIPS Value Pathways

Atrial Fibrillation

Quality and Patient Safety Committee

CEDR - Clinical Emergency Data Registry Committee

Improving Second-Dose Antibiotic Administration in Admitted Patients

QIPS Section Website Updates

QIPS Bookclub

Quality Improvement Compensation Survey

APRD Toolkit

Board Update

QIPS Resolution Updates

Sharing Notes with Patients - EM and the 21st Century Cures Act

Copyright Assignment Agreement: Submission Guidelines

EM Innovators of the Year: Nominations Now Being Accepted

Things You Can Do on Your Own - EPOWERdoc

Things You Can Do on Your Own - Cerner

Things You Can Do on Your Own - Epic

Working Directly With Your Vendor - EPOWERdoc

Engage Your Physician Group or Hospital IT - EPOWERdoc

Working Directly With Your Vendor - Cerner

Engage Your Physician Group or Hospital IT - Cerner

Working Directly With Your Vendor - Epic

Engage Your Physician Group or Hospital IT - Epic

Quality Measures

Data Science

Health Information Technology

Digital Medicine for the Emergency Physician

The Journey to a Patient-focused CDS Tool

FHIR (Fast Health Information Resources)

Command Center Medicine to Improve Emergency Department Patient Flow

HL7 Common Model of Emergency Care Information

How Informatics Can Improve Workflows and Better Serve Emergency Physicians

EDIS Patient Safety Management

Elections and Resident Awards

Co-Sponsoring Resolutions with AAWEP

Letter from Website Editor

Work Happening Around QIPS

COVID-19 Resources

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Chair

Work Happening Around the QIPS Section

Letter from the Editor

Interested in Taking on a Leadership Role in QIPS

Election and Resident Award Preparation

QIPS Article Spotlight

QIPS Section Survey Results

Highlighted QIPS Section Presentations (2 of 2)

Highlighted QIPS Section Presentations (1 of 2)

Letter from your Councilors

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Chair

Rural Emergency Quality Series

E-QUAL Posters Archive

Resources