Symposium 2020

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Symposium Wrap-up

This year, 130 attendees from across the US (and even globally!) joined our first 3-day virtual symposium. We hope you enjoyed the event!

We would like to thank all of the planning committee members, speakers, moderators, panelists, and poster presenters at this year’s event. We appreciated the opportunity to learn from your research experiences, and hope you can join us again next year.

Recordings of the Keynote and Panel Presentations

In case you missed the symposium sessions, recordings are available under the Presentations section of the CCQIR website. A VUMC netID is required to access the recordings. For those outside of VUMC, email to request access.

Congratulations to the Poster Award Winners!

People's Choice Award for Best Poster

Lyndsay Nelson, PhD
"Developing an Implementation Strategy for a Text Message-delivered Diabetes Support Program in Community Health Centers"
Poster PDF   Poster Audio

Moderators' Choice Award for Best Poster (tie)

Rhodes Amaker, MMHC
"Reducing Unwarranted Variation in Care: Low Back Pain Care Path"
Poster PDF   Poster Audio

Sophia Kostelanetz, MD, MPH
"Healthcare Professionals' Perspectives on Universal Screening of Social Determinants of Health
in a Large Academic Medical Center: A Mixed-Methods Study"
Poster PDF   Poster Audio

Operational Partner Award

We are delighted to present the award for Outstanding Operational Partnership to Vanderbilt Quality, Safety, and Risk Prevention, whose mission is to equip and empower VUMC faculty and staff to offer care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered. QSRP brings an essential element to a true Learning Healthcare System. In trying to “learn from what we do, and do what we learn,” partnerships and team science are critical. QSRP is uniquely poised with expertise in clinical effectiveness, data analytics, emergency preparedness, infection control, and more! In addition to their suite of initiatives, QSRP enriches and informs others. In collaboration with various research efforts, such as those undertaken by the LHS Platform group or CCQIR, there is the opportunity to synergistically examine processes, interventions, and outcomes across the enterprise and effect change. Collectively, we are all committed to improving the quality, safety, and value of care for our patients. This is the fabric of a Learning Healthcare System.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ImpSciLHS20 and tag us at @VUMCImplement

Symposium Agenda


Keynote Speaker

Monday, November 16th | 12:00 - 1:00 pm CST

"Creating a Learning Health System: Strategies and Challenges"


Dr. Horwitz is director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at NYU Langone Health, director of the Division of Healthcare Delivery Science in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, tenured associate professor of population health and of medicine, and a practicing internist. Her work focuses on improving the safety and quality of healthcare delivery. She conducts federally-funded research on transitions in care; has developed quality measures for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and leads the AHRQ-funded T32 Training Program in Population Health and Healthcare Delivery, and the Rapid Cycle RCT Lab. She was recently named an Emerging Leader by the National Academy of Medicine and is an elected fellow of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Horwitz received her undergraduate degree in Social Studies from Harvard and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She then completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, NY and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. Dr. Horwitz was on faculty at Yale for 7 years before moving to NYU in 2014.

Follow Dr. Horwitz on Twitter @leorahorwitzmd

Moderated Panel Presentations

Monday, November 16th | 1:00 - 2:00 pm CST

Scale-up and Spread of Multidisciplinary Interventions | Panel ModeratorCathy Ivory, PhD, RN-BC, RNC-OB  @civoyrnc

Tuesday, November 17th | 12:00 - 1:00 pm CST

Rapid Implementation and Adaptation in Response to COVID-19 | Panel Moderator - Todd W. Rice, MD, MSCI  @toddrice_ICU

Tuesday, November 17th | 1:00 - 2:00 pm CST

Tackling Substance Misuse: Implementing Prevention and Treatment Services | Panel Moderator - Carolyn Audet, PhD  @carolyn_audet


Virtual Poster Session

Wednesday, November 18th | 12:00 - 1:30 pm CST

Links to posters are below.

Session A1, 12:00 - 12:30 pm CST | Moderator: Amanda Mixon, MD, MS, MSPH, FHM

Poster Title Presenter Poster Poster w/Audio
Expanding Integration of Patient-Aligned Care Teams with Mental and Complementary Health McKenzie Roddy Poster PDF Poster Audio
Identification of Cultural Adaptations of a Behavioral Intervention for Latino Caregivers Maggie Ramirez Poster PDF Poster Audio
Healthcare Professionals' Perspectives on Universal Screening of Social Determinants of Health in a Large Academic Medical Center: A Mixed-Methods Study Sophia Kostelanetz Poster PDF Poster Audio
Community Health Workers: Improving Care and Access to Resources for Obstetric Patients Pam Bruce Poster PDF Poster Audio

Session B1, 12:00 - 12:30 pm CST | Moderator: Carlos Grijalva, MD, MPH

Poster Title Presenter Poster Poster w/Audio
Sustainment of a Reduction in Antibiotic Use for Acute Bronchitis in the Outpatient Setting Morgan Johnson Poster PDF Poster Audio
Increasing Shared Decision Making for VTE Chemoprophylaxis in Gynecologic Oncology Annie Apple Poster PDF Poster Audio
Improving Compliance with NCCN Anemia Evaluation Guidelines Among Gynecologic Oncology Patients Demetra Hufnagel Poster PDF Poster Audio
Preoperative Evaluation of Nutritional Status in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Gynecologic Malignancy Shilpa Mokshagundam Poster PDF Poster Audio

Session A2, 12:30 - 1:00 pm CST | Moderator: Bill Heerman, MD, MPH

Poster Title Presenter Poster Poster w/Audio
Assessing the Implementation of a Diabetes Prevention Program in a Student-run Free Clinic Setting Nicole Kloosterman Poster PDF Poster Audio
Developing an Implementation Strategy for a Text Message-delivered Diabetes Support Program in Community Health Centers Lyndsay Nelson Poster PDF Poster Audio
Veteran Preferences for Conversations about Medication Changes with Providers Thomas Strayer Poster PDF Poster Audio
Evaluation of a Diabetes Prevention Program Implementation in a Student-Run Free Clinic Setting Meredith Huszagh Poster PDF Poster Audio

Session B2, 12:30 - 1:00 pm CST | Moderator: Carol Callaway-Lane, DNP, ACNP-BC

Poster Title Presenter Poster Poster w/Audio
Reducing Unwarranted Variation in Care: Low Back Pain Care Path Rhodes Amaker Poster PDF Poster Audio
Advancing Cancer Screenings Throughout the Network Katie Herron Poster PDF Poster Audio
From Nurse to Project Manager: Leading Outpatient Quality Efforts Phil Cook Poster PDF Poster Audio
Common Challenges of Endotracheal Intubation: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Trainee and Trainee Perceptions Wade Brown Poster PDF Poster Audio

Session A3, 1:00 - 1:30 pm CST | Moderators: Chris Lindsell, PhD & Cheryl Gatto, PhD, PMP

Poster Title Presenter Poster Poster w/Audio
Learning Healthcare: Managing the Partnerships, Pathways, and Projects in Pragmatic Trials Estefania Gibson Poster PDF Poster Audio
Assessment of Machine Learning Models in Patients with Diabetes Andrew Yi Poster PDF Poster Audio
Implementation of Mobility Scoring and Goal-Setting on a Geriatric Unit Sneha Lingam Poster PDF Poster Audio
Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Pharmacist-Led Approach to Closing the Gap Between Evidence and Practice

Gary Owen

Poster PDF Poster Audio
Development and Implementation of Hospital-wide Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Placement for Bedside Nursing Elizabeth Cook Poster PDF Poster Audio