VAQS
 
Congratulations to our VAQS colleagues on their recent publication of SQUIRE-EDU guidelines (click to read more)! SQUIRE 2.0 (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) are a set of guidelines that help standardize reports about quality, safety, and value of healthcare.  SQUIRE-EDU was created as an extension
 
 
Susan Kirsh, MD, MPH is the 2018 recipient of the VA Quality Scholars Alumna of the Year Award due to her significant contributions to healthcare quality improvement through her leadership of national initiatives. Dr. Susan Kirsh was a fellow at the Cleveland VA site and
 
 
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Cleveland fellow Michelle Slater, DNP, RN, CNOR has accepted the position of Nurse Manager for Specialty Care Clinics in CBOC. She will be using her leadership, quality improvement, and systems thinking skills to implement a new model of care to improve veteran access to specialty care
 
 
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Confidently Tackling QI Dilemmas & Publishing: When I started the VAQS program, I was in awe of the alumni and their accomplishments. I wasn't sure if I could measure up. However, through the VAQS program I developed self-confidence as I progressively acquired the skills needed to
 
 
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are honored to spotlight Dr. Mekeshia Bates who has been highlighted by the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Nurse Officers for her passion and service to the Corps. On April 1 ,2017 she was promoted to Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) and she is currently stationed at Health Resources
 
 
  Big data tools and applications are becoming increasingly popular in the healthcare setting; however, we know very little about how to best implement these new tools within the cognitive and physical workflows of nurses. My research interests surround the design, development, and evaluation of probability-based
 
 
[vc_row full_width="false" parallax="" parallax_image="" bg_attachment="" bg_repeat="" row_responsive_large="" row_responsive_medium="" row_responsive_small="" row_responsive_extra_small="" dt_id="" row_head_color="" row_link_color="" row_link_color_hover="" animation="" type="" enable_parallax="" parallax_speed="0.8" bg_video_color="" poster="" loop="" autoplay="" muted="" controls="" show_btn="" bg_video_src_mp4="" bg_video_src_ogv="" bg_video_src_webm=""][vc_column width="1/1" animation="" text_align="" column_style=""][vc_column_text]Health care providers and institutions seek to continually improve the care they provide. The
 
 
Dr. Joe Francis spoke with our VA Quality Scholars in February on how to make the most of patient satisfaction with SHEP scores. The video below describes what the SHEP reports are and how to integrate their insights into your practice.
 
 
The VAQS Coordinating Center interviewed former VAQS fellow Dr. Susan Kirsh about her time in the fellowship. In the video below, she describes how the VA Quality Scholars Fellowship helped to shape her career and what she would want to see for the future of
 
It was with much celebration and fanfare that the 2015 graduates from the VAQS program met on Friday, May 28. From around the North America, leaders in Quality Improvement gathered to mark the occasion and reflect on the accomplishments of those VAQS fellows who completed