The Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) offers pioneering online graduate programming in healthcare quality and patient safety (HQS).


Submissions from 2017

Implementation of Standardized Screening for Cognitive Dysfunction at a Multispecialty Group Practice, Francis R. Colangelo, MD

Implementation of Standardized Discharge Rounds as a Tool to Decrease Length of Stay in an Acute Care Hospital, Joanne Frey, PT

Comparing Effectiveness Between Departments of Initiatives to Improve Stroke Prevention for Atrial Fibrillation Patients, Mitul Kanzaria, MD

A Collaborative Approach to Improving Door-to-Needle Times in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke, Chika Odioemene, MSN, RN, CPHQ

Standardizing the Use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) Wipes in the Preoperative Area Prior to Colon, Hysterectomy, Total Hip, and Total Knee Surgery: Does Direct Observation Increase Compliance?, Margaret Rudisill

Submissions from 2016

Implementing a Standardized Risk Model for Chemotherapy Adverse Events in Older Oncology Patients in a Community Cancer Center, Michael B. Dabrow

Implement cEEG Monitoring in the ICU to Detect Sub-Clinical Seizures: A Program to Reduce Neurologic Deficit, Debbie J. Eddinger, CHQS, BSed, RVS, REEGT

Reducing Clostriduim Difficile Infections in Acute Care Hospital Patients by Joining a Statewide Collaboration Hospital Engagement Network, Kathleen Francis

Decreasing Dermal Damage from Endotracheal Tubes in the Intensive Care Unit: A Team Based Approach, Wendy Hakun

Nursing and Medical Student Attitude Regarding Substance Use Disorders Transformed through Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Rotation in Addiction Treatment Center, Mary Ann Jacobs, MS, BSN, NE-BC

Five Hundred Sets of Eyes: Improving Patient Safety Incident Reporting by Resident Physicians, Michael Kantrowitz, DO

Creating a Process to Trigger the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Order Set From the Stop Bang Evaluation in Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients, Robert Lowry

Enhancing the Discharge Process at a Community Hospital With Post Discharge Phone Calls, Edward McKillip

Increasing the Accuracy of ICD-10 Codes to Support Hospital Based Laboratory Testing Ordered by Outreach Clients, Susan M. Munnis

Developing an Effective Care Coordination Model that Can Be Utilized for Multiple Patient Populations across a Large Provider Network., Megan Musick

Reducing medication related falls: A study of medication timing, medication reconciliation and falls reduction in an acute care hospital., Kathleen M. Pratt, RN, BSN

Reducing Re-Admissions from Home to a Community Hospital Using a Team Approach, Kathleen Rauch

Defusing the Patient Safety Timebomb in Radiology, Christopher G. Roth

Submissions from 2015

Improving Patient Safety through Electronic Health Records Interoperability-Developing a National Standard for Drug Allergy/Intolerance Classes, Jami Earnest, PharmD, BCPP

Reducing the Duration of Mechanical Ventilation in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Patients Using a Team Based Approach, Brian Glynn, BS, RRT

Improving Emergency Department Throughput: Streamlining the Admission Process and Reducing Triage-to-Provider Time In a Small Community Hospital, Irving Huber, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, MACP

Reducing Medication Errors by Improving an Electronic Medical Record's Automatic Stop Medication Order Process, Helen M. Kuroki

Improving Initial Emergency Department Antibiotic Regimen Appropriateness for Patients Admitted to the Hospital with Pneumonia Using an Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tool, Paul Sierzenski, MD, RDMS

Submissions from 2014

Addressing the Problem of Mislabeled and Unlabeled Clinical Laboratory Specimens at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Margaret (Peg) Bulley


Protocol-Driven Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation: Improving Utilization by the ICU Team, Ziad Ghamra

Increasing Pneumococcal Immunization Rate in the Primary Care Setting: A Team Centered Approach, Martin Klein, MD

Improving the Rate of Colposcopy in an Urban Population of Patients with Known Abnormal Pap Smears, Joseph M. Montella, MD

Submissions from 2013


Improving the Ultrasound and Clinical Diagnosis of Macrosomia to Reduce the Primary Cesaerean Delivery Rate, Norman Back, MD, FACOG

Elimination of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections on General Medical Surgical, Kiera Champlin-Kuhn

Reducing 30-day “All Cause” Readmission in a Medical Unit, Surendra P. Khera, MD


The use of interpreters to improve the quality and safety of healthcare through better communication in obstetrical patients: Effect on primary cesarean delivery rate, Stephen A. Pearlman, MD

Chasing Zero: Reducing Breast Milk Feeding Errors in a Tertiary NICU, Jonathan R. Swanson, MD

Submissions from 2012


The Use of Interpreters to Improve the Quality and Safety of Healthcare Through Better Communication in Obstetric Patients: Effect on Primary Cesarean Delivery Rate, Stephen A. Pearlman, MD


Using a Health Information Exchange to Improve Medication Reconciliation, Sandra B. Selzer


Stubborn, Persistent, Dangerous C.difficile Infections. Is Improvement Possible?, Sara Townsend