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BackTable / Urology / Podcast / Episode #165

Empowering Clinicians through Quality Improvement Initiatives

with Dr. Andrew Harris

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia invites Dr. Andrew Harris (University of Kentucky) to discuss the significance of quality improvement using the lean methodology to improve patient safety and healthcare efficiency.

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Ep 165 Empowering Clinicians through Quality Improvement Initiatives with Dr. Andrew Harris
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, May 3). Ep. 165 – Empowering Clinicians through Quality Improvement Initiatives [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Dr. Andrew Harris discusses Empowering Clinicians through Quality Improvement Initiatives on the BackTable 165 Podcast

Dr. Andrew Harris

Dr. Andrew Harris is an assistant professor of Urology with UK College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses Empowering Clinicians through Quality Improvement Initiatives on the BackTable 165 Podcast

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.

Synopsis

First, Dr. Harris shares his transformative journey into quality improvement following a personal experience in the operating room, highlighting how critical it is for healthcare professionals to scrutinize and refine daily processes for better outcomes. The conversation dives into the heart of quality improvement, complex problem solving, encouraging healthcare professionals to apply their analytical skills to improve systems and processes. They discuss the importance of communication, team involvement, and leadership in fostering a culture that embraces quality improvement. Practical examples from Harris’s experience underscore how small changes can lead to significant benefits in patient care, staff satisfaction, and overall healthcare efficiency.

Timestamps

00:00 - Introduction
05:16 - Combating Burnout with Quality Improvement Initiatives
13:38 - Exploring the Anatomy of a Quality Improvement Project
25:24 - Optimizing Operating Room Efficiency
28:37 - Balancing Standardization and Flexibility in Healthcare Processes
34:11 - Ad Hoc Solutions vs. Structured Quality Improvement
40:36 - Incorporating Patient Perspectives in Quality Improvement

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