The Miami CTSI and the University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute joined together to pilot a quality improvement (QI) program with the goal of improving clinical research efficiencies and increasing enrollment in network trials.
The QI program from the Dartmouth Institute’s Microsystem Academy consists of a mix of in-person and virtual sessions across a 12-month period with Dartmouth Institute coaches. The Micosystem Academy uses “Team Coaching” model in this QI Program.
The coaches from the Academy engaged with the interdisciplinary teams, and share and teach their knowledge, methodologies, and tools for successful and continue QI at every level of the research process.
Teams representing each of Miller School of Medicine research strategy pillars were formed to participate in this pilot program. Each team consisted of principal investigator(s), clinical research coordinator(s), and regulatory personnel.
The coach facilitates the interactions between team members using effective group dynamics.
In addition to the teams from research strategy pillars, several members from UM’s central research offices (e.g., RCQA, ORA, and CRORS) attended as observers.