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QI Summit

THE MICHIGAN SUMMIT:
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, PATIENT SAFETY & HIGH VALUE CARE

 

About the Summit

 

The 8th  Annual Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety & High Value Care is designed to honor the work of medical residents and fellows across the state of Michigan. The all-day program is anticipated to bring together more than 300 residents, faculty, staff and other healthcare providers to focus on the essential topic of quality improvement in the provision of medical care. The program highlights the QI projects of residents and fellows through a poster competition, as well as slide presentations of the projects judged to be among the best. The QI Summit on May 12th, 2023 includes:

  • Resident and fellow quality improvement project posters and presentations
  • Keynote presentation given by national expert
  • Panel session on Michigan QI/PS programs
  • Awards ceremony
  • Bootcamp in QI for residents, fellows, faculty and program coordinators

The program supports Section VI of the American Conference on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements which emphasize that all physicians share responsibility for promoting patient safety and enhancing quality of patient care. As a result, graduate medical education training programs must prepare residents to provide clinical care with continuous focus on the safety, individual needs, and humanity of their patients.

Quality Improvement involves systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the well-being of targeted patient populations. To make improvements, organizations need to understand their own delivery system and key processes. The Michigan Summit is designed to focus on the initial steps of quality improvement by highlighting the importance of residents and fellows in the process of identifying areas of improvement. This Summit further aids health care systems by providing the tools to effectively study the targeted areas of improvement.

Collaborators on the Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Value Partnerships
  • Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • The William Beaumont Oakland University School of Medicine
  • McLaren Health
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Henry Ford Health
  • Trinity Health
  • Corewell Health
  • Ascension Health

In the eighth year of the program, the focus remains on the celebration of the quality improvement and patient safety work among residents and fellows from across the state of Michigan. Residents and fellows whose abstracts are invited to be developed into presentations will provide poster presentations of their projects that will be judged by subject matter experts. Awards will be given to the top presentations in the resident and fellow categories and winners will receive monetary awards.