ResQIPS (Research, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety)
ResQIPS is an interprofessional, network-wide initiative designed to promote and enhance research, quality improvement and patient safety across the HonorHealth system. ResQIPS is working to improve the quality, cost, and outcomes of health care for patients and populations within the HonorHealth community through training, education, and research.
Clinical training focused on medical knowledge alone is not sufficient to prepare residents for the practices of medicine. Residents much also be well-versed in inquiry: research, quality improvement, leveraging human and electronic resources, and applying research findings to improve patient care.
In the fall of 2016 a librarian-led, interprofessional (IPE) committee comprised of representatives from GME, Research, QI/PS, Nursing, Pharmacy and Library Services collaborated to develop and implement a curriculum for scholarship which became known as ResQIPS. Within the ResQIPS framework, a research education curriculum was developed linking organizational and national initiatives into medical education.
The ResQIPS timeline
- Work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization to identify and sustain ResQIPS projects.
- Disseminate QI/research projects through local, national, and international venues.
- Integrate principles of health systems science within the HonorHealth ResQIPS curricula to prepare current and future physicians to improve the health of the population, reduce the total cost of care, and improve the patient experience of care.
- Partner with internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative educational pathways to meet the needs of our learners and communities that we serve.
The workgroup helps develop a framework and identify resources to support ResQIPS activities; integrate existing system initiatives into the residency and fellowship programs to develop a culture of inquiry; and ensure that the activities fulfill the ACGME Common Core requirements for quality improvement, patient safety, research, and scholarly activity.