House Staff Patient Safety and Quality Committee

The Johns Hopkins House Staff Patient Safety and Quality Committee (HPSQC) is an organization that represents the house staff at an institution-wide level and has a three-fold mission.

  1. To enable house-staff-driven improvement of patient care and safety at Johns Hopkins.
  2. To serve as a central resource for house staff to address patient safety concerns.
  3. To represent house staff in organizational and system-wide safety and quality initiatives.

Our committee sends representatives to several enterprise-level patient safety and quality committees; hosts speaker series on patient safety and quality surroundings methods, initiatives, and career advice; and runs our own quality improvement initiatives throughout the hospital with faculty sponsorship. Most recently, our committee members have been involved in several hospital-wide projects including inpatient clinical communications (Epic Chat and CORUS) and restructuring the HERO system. We have also taken part in adverse event root cause analyses and HERO evaluations.

We are looking for residents and fellows from all specialties with an interest in learning about and carrying out projects around patient safety and quality. We’re taking suggestions for new projects and will be supporting each other in our efforts. If you don’t have any ideas, you’re still welcome to come and join the discussion or get involved in ongoing projects!

If you would like to be a part of the HPSQC, contact Kaitlyn Frazier ([email protected]) or Ani Saraswathula ([email protected]) or subscribe to our mailing list. Suggestions or problems can be submitted through Qualtrics.

Meetings are the third Wednesday of every month at 6 PM over Zoom.