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September 2020
Who We Are 

HCIF is an independent nonprofit organization that drives high-value health care
through stakeholder collaboration and targeted quality improvement initiatives.

Program Updates
Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award: 2019 Lessons Learned Webinar, 2020 Call for Entries
HCIF will be hosting the upcoming Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award program webinar entitled, “Safety & Quality Awards: 2019 Lessons Learned” on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 12:00 pm. This webinar will allow 2019’s First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winning initiatives to share the following: why the organization pursued their initiative; key factors for success; how their program developed over the past year; and how another organization could replicate the program. The webinar is open to all those who are interested in participating. 
Click Here to Register
To learn more about the other top 10 winning initiatives and how you can replicate them at your own organization, click here for more in-depth information about the programs: https://hcifonline.org/delaware-valley/
HCIF’s 2020 Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Award call for entries will be coming out in October 2020 - keep an eye out for forthcoming communication. This award recognizes hospitals and other providers for their innovative contributions in advancing patient safety and quality. We would also like to invite any interested clinical or administrative leaders to participate in the initial review of award entries by serving as a review panelist. Please contact Liz Owens for any questions. 
Contact Liz Owens
PURC: September is Prostate Health Month

September marks National Prostate Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to increase public awareness of prostate health and the importance of screening, as well as understanding prostate cancer risk factors and knowing when to consult a urologist. September is an important month for reflection and advocacy as we continue to develop research on prostate health issues. The Pennsylvania Urology Regional Collaborative (PURC) continuously strives to advance the quality of care for individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer. Operating within PURC, the active surveillance working group has made notable strides towards standardizing active surveillance protocols across practices. The next PURC collaborative-wide meeting will take place in November when physicians across practices and specialties will discuss innovative approaches to prostate cancer care. 

Contact Kaynaat Syed

Director of Clinical Improvement Opening

HCIF is continuing our search for a Director of Clinical Improvement. This position is responsible for designing, delivering and evaluating certain HCIF clinical and quality improvement programs under the supervision of the Vice President of Clinical Improvement and in collaboration with HCIF’s clinical advisors, partners and other stakeholders. This role provides support for HCIF’s clinical project portfolio and other HCIF programs as requested.

Follow this link to read the full job description, and email your resume to Kim McCoy to apply.   

Email Kim McCoy, HR

HCIF's Commitment to Anti-Racism

In the midst of a relentless pandemic, healthcare organizations across the country have been forced to grapple with alarming disparities among those impacted by COVID-19. Our statement on racism and inequity released in May was a public acknowledgement of a painful truth - communities of color have long been disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes caused by generations of structural racism. HCIF is committed to building a more just and equitable healthcare system for all communities, regardless of race or ethnicity. 

HCIF recently established an Anti-Racism Council (ARC) to support our journey in exploring personal, organizational, and external perspectives on how we dismantle racism. Since its inception, ARC has led a staff-wide educational workshop to develop a level playing field by creating a shared language of equity and investigating personal privilege. ARC has plans to engage staff members with quarterly workshops in which we will begin to assess and identify the myriad ways in which HCIF can promote health equity.

Welcome Manali Vora, PURC Intern

Please join us in welcoming HCIF's newest intern, Manali Vora. Manali is a second year MPH student at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, with a concentration in Epidemiology with a minor in Biostatistics. Manali is a dentist by background and practiced in India prior to starting the MPH program at Drexel. She will be primarily working on PURC, a quality improvement initiative that brings urology practices together in a physician-led, data-sharing and improvement collaborative aimed at advancing the quality of diagnosis and care for men with prostate cancer. 

Response to COVID-19
HCIF's offices are closed until further notice, but all staff are working remotely and are available to respond to any questions or concerns.  Some meetings and program activities have been postponed or will be conducted virtually, and HCIF staff members are reaching out to program participants to communicate these changes. We have formed a task-force to manage the return-to-work process and continue to evaluate its impact on our programs. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cassidy Tarullo.
 
Contact Cassidy Tarullo
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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