Teaching Learners to Use and Find Data for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

This workshop is also known as Best Practices in Using Data to Inform Practice Habits.

Led by:

Glenn Rosenbluth, MD
Catherine Lau, MD

We understand the power and influence of data, but some of us don’t feel confident in our ability to find and use quality improvement and patient safety (QIPS) data to the best advantage for improving health systems and patient health. It can be a further challenge to convey these skills effectively to our learners. In the CMC setting, students may interact with a variety of staff, faculty and other learners around QIPS data. All are welcome to attend this workshop.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe the elements of impactful data (timely, actionable, attributable, measurable)
Devise strategies to use existing institutional reports to engage learners to design improvement projects

Using data to identify where there is a problem; an opportunity to address a gap
Using data to measure improvement due to an intervention
To analyze the benefits and limitations of data to guide improvement projects

Describe how providers are rewarded by health systems based off of performance on quality metrics
Create an accurate EHR data request

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 276 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779

Course No. MGR20075.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 9:00am to 11:30am

1599 4th Street, Mission Hall 1406, Mission Bay

Event Type



School of Medicine


Faculty, Staff


Mission Bay



Center for Faculty Educators

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.