There is not only a growing national interest in improving the process and delivery of care, but also in testing these interventions in a rigorous way.
Penn Gastroenterology aims to advance its mission through the creation of a Quality Improvement and Delivery Science (QUIDS) program. This program will develop and implement a coordinated, comprehensive, and continued effort to monitor, and improve safety and quality outcomes. This will be interrelated with research and educational efforts.
The overarching goals of the program will be the following:
- Improve the quality of healthcare delivery to patients in the Gastroenterology division by focusing on three quality domains: safety, outcomes, and service excellence.
- Demonstrate thought leadership in health care delivery science through research and scholarship.
- Advance the education of faculty, fellows, and other trainees, as well as staff, in applying principles of quality improvement and health care delivery science to the care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.
The QUIDS program is a multi-disciplinary team of faculty, trainees, researchers, and operational staff to coordinate these efforts, prioritize and implement projects across the GI division at all sites. The QUIDS program works in a coordinated fashion with the Department of Medicine and Penn Medicine.
Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP
Nuzhat Ahmad, MD