Poster-palooza: Quality Month calling for participants in annual event

April 15, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

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It’s time to show off your success!

In celebration of continuous improvement efforts across the organization, Michigan Medicine is once again looking for teams to submit their work for the Quality Month poster session to take place later this year. Today marks the first day that posters will be accepted.

“Teams across the organization are working to improve the safety and quality of care for our patients every day and the Quality Month symposium is our opportunity to highlight that great work and say thank you,” said Steve Bernstein, M.D., chief quality officer for Michigan Medicine.

The symposium is part of Quality Month — held every October at Michigan Medicine — which is a yearly celebration of the dedication that faculty and staff demonstrate toward continuous improvement.

“Quality Month is an excellent opportunity to showcase the hard work, initiative and contributions your team has made with the broader Michigan Medicine community,” said Darlene Yao, clinical research manager of the Michigan Medicine MedSport clinics and head of last year’s winning poster team. “I was amazed by all of the incredible quality improvements happening across our health system. We have so many talented and dedicated people contributing a multitude of diverse, creative and innovative solutions to address a wide variety of challenges.”

The due date for posters to be submitted is Friday, June 21.

Accepted posters will be showcased during the Quality Month Symposium. All faculty and staff are invited to join their colleagues at this year’s event, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the NCRC Building 18 Dining Hall.

This year’s event will be similar to last year with an all-day conference, poster session and keynote speaker.

“Quality Month is such a great platform because it promotes a culture and commitment to continuous improvement,” said Yao. It recognizes that quality improvements can take on many different forms and welcomes examples from all areas.

“You can submit anything, from process improvements to inventions, projects large and small. It can focus on patients and/or staff. It can range from clinical care to education. Every kind of contribution is worth showcasing!”

For more information on this year’s event and to submit a poster, visit the Quality Department website.