High Value Care 

The goal of the High Value Care Initiative for the Department of Medicine is to improve the quality of care for patients via a structured project process. This process will include fellows, residents, and medical students with a second goal of providing an educational and academic opportunity as well.

Past and current projects include, information on these projects can be obtained by contacting Virginia Hood, M.D.:  

  • Reduction of colonscopies for patients >75 years old
  • Adherence to Bone Density Scanning criteria
  • Elimination of creatinine screening for inpatient dialysis patients 
  • Reduction of routine chest x-rays in the ICU for intubated patients
  • Reduction of routine repeat echocardiograms on inpatients
  • Reduction of staging scans for Breast Cancer Patients
  • Elimination of duplicate Hep C and Hep A testing