BMC Quality Council Grants

In 2015, the BMC Quality Council secured a commitment from the BMC Captive Insurance Company to provide the council $25,000 each July 1 to give out in grants to housestaff-led QI projects. Unused funds roll over to the next year.

In the first round of grants, the following projects were awarded funding:

Improving Emergency Department Physician handoffs: The BMC experience 
Department: Emergency Department

Utilizing Activity Trackers to Increase Postoperative Ambulation: A Novel Quality Improvement Strategy to Quantify Ambulation and Decrease Bariatric Surgery Postoperative Complications
Department: Surgery

Emergency Department Blood Culture QI Project 
Department: Emergency Department/Infectious Disease Department

A patient-centered intervention to improve clinical outcomes for patients with chronic dermatologic disease
Department: Dermatology

Quality control program to manage metformin stimulated 18-FDG bowel uptake in PET/CT imaging
Department: Nuclear MedicineProject Title: Assessing Diagnostic Accuracy Among Internal Medicine Residents

Assessing Diagnostic Accuracy Among Internal Medicine Residents
Department: Internal Medicine

Improving Infection Control Measures in an ICU
Department: Internal Medicine/ID/Pulmonary

Emergency Department to Surgery Transfer Checklist
Department: General Surgery

Overcoming Barriers in Communication between Physicians and Non-English Speaking and Multicultural Patients: A Curriculum for Pediatric Residents
Department: Pediatrics