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We aimed to double the HCV screening rate of ‘baby-boomers’ admitted to the medicine teaching service at Methodist Hospital over the course of 6 months and demonstrate improved linkage to care for HCV RNA+ individuals.
Initial efforts were a collaboration between Emergency Medicine, where faculty had experience implementing an HIV screening program, and Gastroenterology, a key stakeholder in linkage to care. Our pilot period coincided with new state regulations mandating that hospitals implement HCV screening for inpatients. These new regulations dramatically altered the scope and goals of the project.
Obstacles and Challenges to Implementing Multi-departmental QI at a Large, Academic Training Center-Lessons Learned from a HCV Screening Program
Medicine and Health Sciences
Kasprowicz, MD, MPH, Eric M.; Arastu, MD, S.; Yalamanchili, MD, Silpa; Javia, MD, Amy; Zale, MD, Madalene; Mammen, MD, MPH, Priya; and Fenkel, MD, Jonathan M., "Obstacles and Challenges to Implementing Multi-departmental QI at a Large, Academic Training Center-Lessons Learned from a HCV Screening Program" (2017). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters. Poster 28.