Thank you to everyone who attended the 2020 Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Symposium. On behalf of Drs. Shieh and Katznelson, we are happy to announce the 10 general and 5 multidisciplinary winners. There were 46 total abstract submissions. We congratulate all the presenters for their work.   

We would also like to thank all of our judges and RSC facilitators, as well as symposium coordinators, Luisa Fernandez and Trey Huynh-Ngo, for making this possible!

General Winners

Poster TitleAll AuthorsDepartmentPoster LinkType
Methods to address challenges in implementing teleneurology during COVID-19Jessica Ng, MD

Monica Liu, BS

Hilary Wang MD,MBA

Sammita Satyanarayan MD

Jingjing (Jenny) Chen MD,MBA

Laurice Yang MD,MHA
Neurology DepartmentView PosterEducation
Nocturnal Awakening Prevention (NAP) protocolIoana Baiu MD MPH

Clark Owyang MD

Joseph Forrester MD MSc
Surgery DepartmentView PosterResearch
Developing a Telemedicine Curriculum for a Family Medicine ResidencyEmmeline Ha MD

Kristen Zwicky MD

Andrew Schechtman MD
Family Medicine DepartmentView PosterEducation
Impact of a Best Practice Alert Intervention on Potentially InappropriatePlatelet Transfusion Ordering in the Inpatient Hospital SettingEmily Pang, MS

Eric Mou, MD

Colin Murphy, MD

Jason Hom, MD

Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD

Neil Shah, MD
Medicine DepartmentView PosterHigh Value
Improving long-term care for patients with drug and alcohol use disorders admitted to internal medicineNadeem Abou-Arraj

Aparna Goel

Lisa Shieh

Amer Raheemullah
Medicine DepartmentView PosterEducation
Antibiotic Clinical Decision Support Tool Improves Management of Beta-Lactam AllergiesTheresa Dunham, MD

Danielle Fasani, PharmD

Elizabeth Lipper, MD

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD

Anne Liu, MD
Medicine DepartmentView PosterResearch
Decreasing provider discordance in Code status and Interpretation at SHCEmily Shearer

Jason Batten

Mukund Ramkumar

Kimberly Kopecky

Haley Manella

Lisa Shieh

Stephanie Harman

Winnie Teuteberg

David Magnus
Medicine DepartmentView PosterResearch
Improving Neuro ICU safety/efficiency of transferAnna Janas MD PhD

Angie Murkins NP

Lili Velickovic Ostojic MD

Christina Mijalski MD

Zachary Threlkeld MD
Neurology DepartmentView PosterHigh Value
Improving Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy Utilization for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction Within a Veteran’s Affairs Health SystemJustin Slade, MD

Michelle Lee, PharmD

Jun Park, PharmD

Alexander Liu, MD

Paul A Heidenreich, MD

Nazima Allaudeen, MD

Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
Medicine DepartmentView PosterInnovation
Measuring the Quality of a Quality MeasureShefali Dujari

Santosh Gummidipundi

Zihuai He

Carl A. Gold, MD
Neurology DepartmentView PosterResearch

Multidisciplinary Winners

Poster TitleAll AuthorsDepartmentPoster LinkType
Increase effectiveness of intra-operative radiographs to rule out retained foreign objectsSarah N. Cheng MD

Jason Ni MD

Ankur Doshi MD

Marilyn Son RT(R)(ARRT)

Elizabeth Knoff RT(R)(CT)(QM)

H. Henry Guo MD, PhD
Radiology DepartmentView PosterInnovation
Improving Communication between Nurses, Advanced Practice Providers, and House StaffLeean Rodolfich, MSN, RN

Thomas Wilson, MD

Josh Dodson, RN

Jesus Navoa, PA

Corrine Petrushonis, RN-BC

Sammita Satyanarayan, MD

Angel Shew, MPH

Aaron Sy, MS 
Neurosurgery DepartmentView PosterHigh Value
Preventing Unnecessary Admissions to SICU by developing a Multidisciplinary Clinical Pathway for Trauma Patients with Isolated Rib FracturesJoshua Jaramillo

Aussama Nassar

Lisa Knowlton

Javier Lorenzo

Einar Ottestad

Jean-Louis Horn

Ankur Bharija

Christopher J. Wolff

Andre V. Coombs
Surgery DepartmentView PosterHigh Value
Ask Me How!” A provider‐driven intervention to increase usage of the inpatient MyHealth App.John Chan and Aditya Ullal

Benjamin Catanese

Lyndly Tamura

Erik Blomain

Nivetha Subramanian

Ann Mitchell

Joanne Meneses
Medicine DepartmentView PosterHigh Value
Breathing Easier on Acute CareJulia Marlow, MD

Felice Su, MD

Amy Chapman, MSN, RN, CNS, NEA-BC

Lauren Destino, MD
Pediatrics DepartmentView PosterHigh Value