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J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan;29(1):214-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2532-z. Epub 2013 Jun 27.

Documenting quality improvement and patient safety efforts: the quality portfolio. A statement from the academic hospitalist taskforce.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham Veterans Affairs Quality Scholars Program, Birmingham, AL, USA.

Abstract

Physicians increasingly investigate, work, and teach to improve the quality of care and safety of care delivery. The Society of General Internal Medicine Academic Hospitalist Task Force sought to develop a practical tool, the quality portfolio, to systematically document quality and safety achievements. The quality portfolio was vetted with internal and external stakeholders including national leaders in academic medicine. The portfolio was refined for implementation to include an outlined framework, detailed instructions for use and an example to guide users. The portfolio has eight categories including: (1) a faculty narrative, (2) leadership and administrative activities, (3) project activities, (4) education and curricula, (5) research and scholarship, (6) honors, awards, and recognition, (7) training and certification, and (8) an appendix. The authors offer this comprehensive, yet practical tool as a method to document quality and safety activities. It is relevant for physicians across disciplines and institutions and may be useful as a standalone document or as an adjunct to traditional promotion documents. As the Next Accreditation System is implemented, academic medical centers will require faculty who can teach and implement the systems-based practice requirements. The quality portfolio is a method to document quality improvement and safety activities.

PMID:
23807726
PMCID:
PMC3889978
DOI:
10.1007/s11606-013-2532-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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