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The University of California announced it is seeking proposals from its medical center campuses for projects designed to reduce the risk of clinical harm to UC surgery patients.
A new joint venture between the UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation (CHQI) and UC's systemwide Office of Risk Services will award up to $8 million in grants this round. Proposals are due March 6.
The joint venture -- the Center for Health Quality and Innovation Quality Enterprise Risk Management (CHQIQERM) -- seeks to fund projects by UC Health faculty and staff that use an evidence-based, systems approach to minimize the risk of clinical harm to UC patients.
This round of funding focuses on three priority areas:
- Projects that reduce errors in the provision of care to UC Health surgery patients;
- Projects that mitigate harm or prevent clinical harm to UC Health surgery patients resulting from any errors in the provision of care; and
- Projects that lessen the likelihood of the filing of a tort claim.
Funding is available to UC faculty and staff intending to engage in performance improvement activities at UC-owned and -operated medical centers. Individual projects are capped at $250,000 per academic medical center site.
"We're thrilled to partner with Risk Services," said Terry Leach, executive director of the UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation. "This collaboration will help leverage the talent of UC Health's faculty and staff to improve patient safety at UC medical centers."
A webinar is scheduled from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jan. 29 for additional questions related to the grant proposal. To join the webinar: Visit https://cc.readytalk.com/r/yf1g6be78aqh and register for the meeting. To participate by audio conference: Dial toll-free: 866-740-1260; access code: 9879169. [UPDATE: View/listen to webinar recording.]
Applicants must email grant submissions by March 6 to their medical center risk manager with a copy to Terry Leach at email@example.com. After an initial campus review, top-scored selections will receive a second round of review by the CHQIQERM Risk Advisory Committee in conjunction with the CHQI Operations Committee, with final selection by the CHQI board. Five-campus multisite proposals will automatically advance to receive a review by CHQIQERM.
UC medical center risk manager contacts:
UC Davis: Kathy Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org
UC Irvine: Nance Hove, email@example.com
UCLA: Johanna Klohn, firstname.lastname@example.org
UC San Diego: Paul Craig, email@example.com
UC San Francisco: Susan Penney, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation:
The University of California launched the Center for Health Quality and Innovation in 2010 to promote and advance innovations in clinical care that will improve patient outcomes and quality of care within the UC system and beyond. The center is governed by a board composed of the six UC medical school deans, five UC medical center CEOs and chaired by the UC Health senior vice president, with a small coordinating staff based at the UC Office of the President in Oakland.
About the UC Office of the President Office of Risk Services:
The University of California Office of the President's Office of Risk Services is responsible for developing and implementing enterprise risk management systemwide, identifying and developing strategies to minimize the impact of risk, developing a center of excellence for managing risk, reducing costs and improving safety by executing new ideas and strategic plans in a rapid manner.
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