IAHQ Announces 2019 Quality Award Recipients
During the Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) Annual Conference’s second annual poster competition on May 7, 2018, awardees were recognized in four categories and were selected among 10 finalists. The People’s Choice Quality Award was decided by the finalists’ peers by voting during the conference.
All the awardees in the IAHQ poster competition represented an exciting range of quality and safety projects and programs that make a significant difference for their institutions and in the lives of the patients they serve. Collectively, they demonstrate that a culture of quality and safety is strong in our state. The projects highlighted in the posters this year marked a significant impact on quality and safety.
An important aspect of the poster competition is the emphasis on peer sharing and learning. And although it’s a competition, the purpose is really to foster a spirit of learning and celebration with professional colleagues for the advances they have achieved. At this year’s conference, there were some innovative approaches used, which we hope will serve as models for others’ future efforts.
IAHQ Award Categories:
This award is provided at the discretion of the IAHQ President and highlights a major contribution to improving quality and patient safety. The award recognizes a project or program that is a major contribution to organizational excellence, clinical quality, or the broader field of quality and patient safety.
Board of Director’s Quality Award
This award represents the consensus of the IAHQ Board of Directors on the value and impact of the recipient’s project or program, which serves as a model for the quality and patient safety community.
People’s Choice Quality Award
This award represents peer recognition for significant achievement in quality improvement and patient safety. The project or program is deemed to demonstrate a strong commitment to improved health outcomes, as well as an application of improvement methods and tools to drive quality and safety in care design and care delivery processes.
Committed to Quality Award
The award recipients are:
IAHQ People’s Choice Award – Gold
IAHQ People’s Choice Award – Silver
IAHQ People’s Choice Award – Bronze
IAHQ Board of Directors’ Quality Award
IAHQ President’s Quality Award
IAHQ Committed to Quality Award
All 10 finalists in the poster competition received the IAHQ Committed to Quality Award
True Outcome Determination After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Decrease adverse drug events (ADEs) related to hypoglycemia
Multidisciplinary Team Approach in Care of Heart Failure Patients
UI Heart – The Service Line Story
Joint Replacement Initiative (Submitted title: Service Line Optimization: Right Care Right Time Improves Patient Outcomes)
HPV: Cancer Free!
VTE Nurse Driven SCD Protocol
Survey: The State of National Medical and Professional Society QI Programs
Implementation of a Safety Coach Program to Promote Safety & Reliability at the Sharp End