TAG ARCHIVES FOR quality improvement


The Research Compliance Network (RCN) is a national consortium of representatives from academic medical centers, universities, and hospitals who are interested in postapproval monitoring and quality assurance and quality improvement activities (QA/QI). The group serves as a communication forum that allows members to exchange best practices, share strategies and resources, and collaborate to develop new tools. The RCN continues to grow and welcomes new members. Read more


With the all for Poster Abstracts open for the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference, I invite you to join me, Avery Avrakotos, PRIM&R’s education and policy coordinator, as I interview poster presenters from past conferences. This week, I will chat with Helen Panageas, associate director at the New York University School of Medicine, and Caryn Diuguid, continuous quality improvement manager.

In 2011, Helen, Caryn, and their colleagues reviewed exempt and expedited protocol submission materials to determine if all regulatory requirements were satisfied. Through this research, the team sought to [...] Read more


by Amy Davis, JD, MPH, Senior Director for Programs and Publications at PRIM&R

Remember the Johns Hopkins-Michigan study in which the Michigan Hospital system implemented an intensive care unit-based check-list system for inserting a catheter to reduce central line infections? The project was submitted to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution’s (JHMI) institutional review board (IRB) in 2004, who categorized the [...] Read more