Hello, I’m Maureen Smith, Director of the
Health Innovation Program, or HIP, and I’m delighted to welcome you to a new HIP program
to help you publish the results of your quality improvement work. This is the Publishing Quality Improvement
Work website sponsored by UW Health, HIP, and the UW Office of Continuing Professional
Development. The goal of this site is to walk you through
the manuscript writing and publication process to help ensure that your final manuscript
is high quality, and contains all of the information required in a quality improvement publication. Our site contains multiple resources. To access
all of the materials, you will need to create an account and provide some very basic information
on your project or idea. The materials on the site will walk you through
a 6-step process of writing and publishing your manuscript. The tools on the site currently include:a
general overview of the manuscript writing and publication process from start to finish
so that you know what to expect. It also includes downloadable templates for the written materials
that you need, with placeholders for key pieces of information. There are lists of journals
that publish quality improvement work, and finally, after completion, some manuscripts
may be eligible for help with formatting prior to submission. Additional tools will be added
to the site over time. We created the site based on the Standards
for Quality Improvement and Reporting Excellence, or SQUIRE, and the A3 forms used for physician
Maintenance of Certification at UW Health. The national SQUIRE guidelines provide tips
and an outline for writing healthcare quality improvement articles that can be widely disseminated
and used by others. For those of you who are part of UW Health,
we have mapped into the manuscript template all of the fields from the A3 form used for
Maintenance of Certification. UW Health requires all quality improvement projects to use the
A3 form. If you have any questions, please feel free
to contact a member of our HIP team at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you and seeing
the results of your quality improvement work in the literature. Thank you.