The 2020 Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Symposium (QIPSS) will be done digitally.

Event Information

Monday, May 18, 2020

All abstracts will be viewable starting May 18. 

Abstract presenters will be presenting on May 18 from 3:15pm-5:00pm.

Winners will be announced Friday 5/22


Read all abstracts in Read Abstracts page

Posters can be viewed in the presentation schedule below and also in the Read Abstracts page

Judges & Planning Committee

The judges and planning committee dedicated their time and effort into organizing our third successful symposium.

View Recordings

Click on the Zoom links below to view opening remarks and 5 presentation session

QIPSS Schedule

2020 QIPSS will start off with a opening remarks (visit zoom link below), followed by 5 presentation groups.  Presentation schedule is below and audience can visit their desired presentation group by clicking on the link below.  

Read all abstracts - click here 

Time Schedule

3:15-3:30 pm  Opening remarks from SHC leadership
3:30-5:00 pm Break out into 1 of 5 presentation groups

Video Winner Announcement

General Winners

Poster Title

All Authors


Poster Link


Methods to address challenges in implementing teleneurology during COVID-19 Jessica Ng, MD Neurology Department View Poster Education
Monica Liu BS
Hilary Wang MD,MBA
Sammita Satyanarayan MD
Jingjing (Jenny) Chen MD,MBA
Laurice Yang MD,MHA
Nocturnal Awakening Prevention (NAP) protocol Ioana Baiu MD MPH Surgery Department View Poster Research
Clark Owyang MD
Joseph Forrester MD MSc
Developing a Telemedicine Curriculum for a Family Medicine Residency Emmeline Ha MD Family Medicine Department View Poster Education
Kristen Zwicky MD
Andrew Schechtman MD
Impact of a Best Practice Alert Intervention on Potentially InappropriatePlatelet Transfusion Ordering in the Inpatient Hospital Setting Emily Pang, MS Medicine Department View Poster High Value
 Eric Mou, MD
Colin Murphy, MD
Jason Hom, MD
Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD
Neil Shah, MD
Improving long-term care for patients with drug and alcohol use disorders admitted to internal medicine Nadeem Abou-Arraj Medicine Department View Poster Education
Aparna Goel
Lisa Shieh
Amer Raheemullah
Antibiotic Clinical Decision Support Tool Improves Management of Beta-Lactam Allergies Theresa Dunham, MD Medicine Department View Poster Research
Danielle Fasani, PharmD
Elizabeth Lipper, MD
Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD
Anne Liu, MD
Decreasing provider discordance in Code status and Interpretation at SHC Emily Shearer Medicine Department View Poster Research
Jason Batten
Mukund Ramkumar
Kimberly Kopecky
Haley Manella
Lisa Shieh
Stephanie Harman
Winnie Teuteberg
David Magnus
Improving Neuro ICU safety/efficiency of transfer Anna Janas MD PhD Neurology Department View Poster High Value
Angie Murkins NP
Lili Velickovic Ostojic MD
Christina Mijalski MD
Zachary Threlkeld MD
Improving Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy Utilization for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction Within a Veteran's Affairs Health System Justin Slade, MD Medicine Department View Poster Innovation
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
Measuring the Quality of a Quality Measure Shefali Dujari Neurology Department View Poster Research
Santosh Gummidipundi
Zihuai He
Carl A. Gold, MD

Multidisciplinary Winners

Poster Title

All Authors


Poster Link


Increase effectiveness of intra-operative radiographs to rule out retained foreign objects Sarah N. Cheng MD Radiology Department View Poster Innovation
Jason Ni MD
Ankur Doshi MD
Marilyn Son RT(R)(ARRT)
Elizabeth Knoff RT(R)(CT)(QM)
H. Henry Guo MD, PhD
Improving Communication between Nurses, Advanced Practice Providers, and House Staff Leean Rodolfich, MSN, RN Neurosurgery Department View Poster High Value
Thomas Wilson, MD
Josh Dodson, RN
Jesus Navoa, PA
Corrine Petrushonis, RN-BC
Sammita Satyanarayan, MD
Angel Shew, MPH
Aaron Sy, MS 
Preventing Unnecessary Admissions to SICU by developing a Multidisciplinary Clinical Pathway for Trauma Patients with Isolated Rib Fractures Joshua Jaramillo Surgery Department View Poster High Value
Aussama Nassar
Lisa Knowlton
Javier Lorenzo
Einar Ottestad
Jean-Louis Horn
Ankur Bharija
Christopher J. Wolff
Andre V. Coombs
Ask Me How!” A provider‐driven intervention to increase usage of the inpatient MyHealth App. John Chan and Aditya Ullal Medicine Department View Poster High Value
Benjamin Catanese
Lyndly Tamura
Erik Blomain
Nivetha Subramanian
Ann Mitchell
Joanne Meneses
Breathing Easier on Acute Care Julia Marlow, MD Pediatrics Department View Poster High Value
Felice Su, MD
Amy Chapman, MSN, RN, CNS, NEA-BC
Lauren Destino, MD

Planning Committee

RSC Steering Committee

  • Alpa Vyas, VP
  • Amy Lu, MD
  • Barbara Mayer, RN
  • Christopher Calkins, MD
  • Christopher Sharp, MD
  • Cliff Schmiesing, MD
  • Carl Gold, M.D.
  • Christine Henley, RN
  • David Crichton, CPHQ
  • David Larson, M.D.
  • David Magnus, PhD.
  • Eric Hadhazy, MS
  • Hirut Truneh, M.D.
  • Jessie Kittle, MD
  • Justin Slade, MD
  • Karen Frush, BSN, MD, CPPS
  • Katherine Werbaneth, MD
  • Katie Kvam, M.D.
  • Lance Downing, M.D.
  • Larry Katznelson, M.D.
  • Lauren Destino, M.D.
  • Lisa Shieh, M.D., PhD
  • Nanette Trias
  • Nilushka Melnick, MPH
  • Patty Duhon, RN
  • Paul Maggio, MD
  • Paul Mohabir, MD
  • Rosie Flores
  • Ryan Ribeira, MD
  • Sam Shen, M.D.
  • Sharon Hampton, RN
  • Stephanie Harman, MD
  • Steven Chinn, DPM, MS, MBA, FACHE, CJCP, CPHQ
  • Tom Caruso, MD
  • Tricia Britt, RN
  • Winnie Teutenberg, MD

RSC Executive Committee

  •  Swati Yanamadala, MD (outgoing co-chair)
  • Haley Manella, MD (outgoing co-chair)
  • Erna Forgo, MD (incoming co-chair)
  • Joshua Jaramillo, MD (incoming co-chair)
  • Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD, FHM (Program Director)
  • Luisa Fernandez - Program Coordinator

Graduate Medical Education Office

  • Larry Katznelson, M.D.  Associate Dean for GME
  • Ann Dohn, MA, Director, GME
  • Thang “Trey” Huynh-Ngo— GME Program Manager
  • Matt O'Niell - GME Technicial Coordinator


Judging Committee


  • Anuradha Phadke
  •  Steven  Chinn
  •  David Crichton
  •  Patrice Duhon
  •  Benjamin  Elkins
  •  Karen Frush
  •  Laleh Gharahbaghian
  •  Carl Gold
  •  Eric Hadhazy
  •  Paul A. Heidenreich
  •  Marisa  Holubar
  •  John Ratliff
  •  Alexandra (Sasha) Madison


  • Jake Mickelsen
  •  Shelagh  Nolan
  •  Allen  Orsi
  •  Lisa  Schilling
  •  Stacy Serber
  •  Jay Shah
  •  Christopher Sharp
  •  Nivedita Srinivas
  •  Octavio Villa
  •  Alpa Vyas
  • Ann Weinacker
  •  Laurice Yang


  • Fahmeedah Kamal
  •  Ruth Fanning
  •  Jason Francis
  •  Hirut Truneh
  • Larry  Katznelson
  •  Sara Goldhaber
  •  Sharon Hampton
  •  Margaret Smith
  •  Thomas Caruso
  •  Marie Wang
  •  Neera Ahuja
  •  Michelle DeNatale

Chief Judges

  • Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD, FHM
  • Lauren Destino, MD
  • Sam Shen, MD
  • Amy Lu, MD


Student Team Judges

  • David Larson, MD, MBA                                                                               
  • Tricia Britt, MSN, RN, CNS, NEA-BC


Multispecialty Judges

  • Paul Maggio, , MD, MBA, FACS 
  • Barbara Meyer, PhD, RN, , PhD RN, CNS, CPHQ CNS,CPHQ