Posted: June 10, 2014

A Layered Interdisciplinary Educational Initiative to Support a Quality Improvement Intervention

Description

We present an educational initiative spanning the spectrum of learners designed to support a quality improvement (QI) intervention (the Heart Pathway). Evidence based chest pain risk stratification decision-aids, such as the Heart Pathway, demand a rigorous teaching program to promote uptake and adherence, and to ensure proper use. To support Heart Pathway implementation we are utilizing computer based self-directed learning and interdisciplinary team-based group discussions. To determine the effectiveness of our educational initiative we will measure HEART Pathway uptake, adherence, and proper use, and correlate this with QI outcomes: adverse cardiac events, admission rates, length of stay, and cost.

Keywords

Educational Innovation, Multi-Disciplinary Quality Improvement, Clinical Decision Aid, 2014 IQ Meeting

Authors

Nicholas Hartman, MD, MPH, Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Kim Askew, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

David Manthey, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Cynthia Burns, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Pamela Duncan, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Simon Mahler, MD, MS, Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


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