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Explore how to design effective quality improvement (QI) studies that bring meaningful change to patient safety and overall efficiency. Learn key components for exemplary studies and recognize best practices and pitfalls when choosing study topics, gaining leadership buy-in, and determining appropriate metrics. Longtime AAAHC Faculty and Surveyor Chuck Derus, MD outlines the facts and interviews this year’s AAAHC Kershner QI Study finalists about their best-in-class QI studies and insights on the quality improvement journey.
Hear straightforward, compelling, and easy-to-understand takeaways to improve your own QI studies.
Chuck Derus, MD
Dr. Derus has 38 years of experience in quality and performance improvement. He began his career as a rheumatologist, and then transitioned to chief medical officer roles in two HMOs, a Catholic healthcare system, a multispecialty group practice, and a hospital. He recently retired as CMO of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. Good Samaritan is the only Illinois hospital recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. At Good Samaritan, Dr. Derus was instrumental in transitioning quality from a traditional approach to a Lean culture based on the Toyota Production System.