The goal of healthcare quality improvement (QI) has been defined by the “Quadruple Aim” – improved care, improved outcomes, improved value, and increased joy for clinicians by reducing administrative burden.
HRS leadership has recognized that a commitment to a culture of quality will be vital to navigating and succeeding in the ever-evolving healthcare environment. Therefore, starting in 2018, faculty have infused their presentations with quality improvement topics (i.e., any discussion of systems-based methods to improve experience and outcomes for patients and clinicians).
The Scientific Session Program Committee has tagged presentations that include QI content designed to:
- IMPROVE CARE – providing tips to address barriers to optimal care (i.e., best practices and evidence-based medicine) and improve patient adherence, communications, care coordination, reduction of variability, and/or patient safety
- IMPROVE OUTCOMES – providing tips to reduce gaps and disparities in patient care that impact population health
- IMPROVE VALUE – providing tips to reduce waste in time, money and energy
- INCREASE JOY – providing tips to increase efficiency and reduce time spent on repetitive and unfulfilling tasks