The core mission of the Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety at the University of Pennsylvania is to improve the quality of healthcare utilizing a comprehensive approach integrating health services research and research training. More about us >.
REsults of a CHIPS Funded study published in the Lancet
In the article, Automated, electronic alerts for acute kidney injury: a single-blind, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial published February 25, 2015 authors, F Perry Wilson, Michael Shashaty, Jeffrey Testani, Iram Aqeel, Yuliya Borovskiy, Susan S Ellenberg, Harold I Feldman, Hilda Fernandez, Yevgeniy Gitelman, Jennie Lin, Dan Negoianu, Chirag R Parikh, Peter P Reese, Richard Urbani, and Barry Fuchs, found that alerts for acute kidney iinjury did not improve clinical outcomes. Click here > To read full article
Summer Internship for First Year Medical Students
The Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety is accepting applications for its 2015 Medical Student Summer Internship. During the 6-8 week program, the selected candidate will receive an introduction to the field of healthcare quality and safety and will participate in a quality improvement research project under the direction of a fellow or faculty member. The intern will receive a stipend of $3,000.
Applicants should email the director, Dr. Jennifer S. Myers, a CV and brief essay (one page or less) stating why they are a fit for this position and what about it interests them. The application deadline is March 15, 2015.