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Guidelines and Quality Care

Quality Improvement Champions

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) invites you to apply to showcase your evidence-based work at the 66th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in December.

The new Quality Improvement Champions Initiative combines and replaces the retired Choosing Wisely Champions and Guideline Implementation Champions. ASH will recognize the efforts of practitioners who have implemented intervention-based projects focused on improving the quality of care delivered in their practice, institution, or hospital system. These may include projects that work to address harmful overuse and/or underuse of tests and procedures, to better implement clinical guideline recommendations, to enhance patient safety, or any other project that has demonstrated a positive impact on healthcare delivery. Applications are encouraged from clinicians, trainees, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals at all career levels, in both academic and community settings. This includes the full spectrum of hematology, including adult and pediatric, malignant and classical hematology, and transfusion medicine.

The application period opens March 25 and closes May 27.

Choosing Wisely and Guideline Implementation Champions Project Archive

Explore Choosing Wisely and Guidelines Implementation Champions to learn about successful approaches that may be implemented in your own institution.

How to Apply to become a Quality Improvement Champion

Applications are encouraged from clinicians, researchers, and trainees at all levels, in both academic and community settings. Nominees are not required to be ASH members or hematologists; however, all submitted projects must address an area where a clinical practice guideline recommendation exists.

Competitive submissions will:

  • Have a measurable impact demonstrated by change data (preliminary data is acceptable)
  • Highlight if a unique change strategy was used (though successful applications may rely on existing strategies)
  • Describe if the project involved collaboration or interaction across multiple departments
  • Include details on any iterative changes that may have been necessary to achieve success, including how many iterations were needed and how adjustments were developed/implemented
  • Describe any barriers or challenges and how they were overcome

Please contact [email protected] with inquiries related to the application process.