Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network

PRIS WebsiteThe mission of PRIS is to improve the health of and healthcare delivery to hospitalized children and their families. This will be done by conducting large, multi-institutional studies in areas of inpatient pediatric care that are relevant to clinicians and the decisions they face when caring for children and their families in everyday clinical practice.

PRIS is a pediatric hospitalist research network. Hospitalists are physicians whose clinical practice is the care of hospitalized patients. Hospitalists are hospital-based physicians who want to ensure the system is delivering the highest quality of care for patients. The PRIS Network has a vision to be the premier research network and continually define what best practice is and how it should be implemented.

July 2017 Newsletter Article


I-PASS Updates
The I-PASS Executive Council is pleased to report the following updates:

  • Dr. Katherine Brunsberg presented the "Association of resident depression with harmful medical errors" poster at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Annual Spring Meeting on April, 2017; Anaheim, CA.

  • Dr. Maitreya Coffey and Lennox Huang published an article titled "A single-centre hospital-wide handoff standardization report: what is so special about that?" in the BMJ Quality & Safety Journal on April 21, 2017.

  • Dr. Sharon Calaman delivered the "Simulation Integrated into Educational Research - the I-PASS Experience" at the Academic Pediatric Association Simulation-based Medical Education Meeting on May 6,2017; San Francisco, CA.

  • Dr. Maitreya Coffey et al. published an article titled "Resident Experiences with Implementation of the I-PASS Handoff Bundle" in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education on June 2017.

  • Finally, we are also thrilled to share that on April 4, 2017 the I-PASS Study Group was the national level recipient of the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award. This prestigious award is presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) to recognize significant contributions to improve patient safety and quality of care.

An additional benefit of receiving the award was the opportunity to publish an article describing the work of the I-PASS Study Group to date, "Integrating Research, Quality Improvement, and Medical Education for Better Handoffs and Safer Care: Disseminating, Adapting, and Implementing the I-PASS Program", in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. We are extremely honored to receive this award and are incredibly grateful to all our of Study group members for their tireless work and dedication to improve patient safety.

We look forward to sharing additional updates in the upcoming quarter.

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