February 08, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Please note: This event is for invited researchers only.

In Search of the ‘Aha’ Moment in Healthcare

Talk description:
In this presentation, two of Michigan Medicine’s leaders will discuss their search for “An A-ha Moment in Healthcare.” In the first half, Dr. Sanjay Saint (the George Dock Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Health System) will open by discussing the concept of intersectional innovations, providing examples of how medicine has learned from other fields. Using infection prevention as a canvas, he will review such things as culture, power-distance index and cognitive psychology as tools to improve patient safety. During the second half, Dr. Vineet Chopra (Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Michigan Medicine) will introduce the concept of mindfulness and showcase research conducted by their team to improve hand hygiene among healthcare workers.

Dr. Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is the Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is also a faculty associate at the Center for Positive Organizations. His research focuses on patient safety, implementation science, and medical decision-making. He has authored over 320 peer-reviewed papers with over a third appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, or the Annals of Internal Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of 7 peer-reviewed journals including the Annals of Internal Medicine, is a Special Correspondent to the New England Journal of Medicine, and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

Dr. Vineet Chopra, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine and Research Scientist at Michigan Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Health System. A career hospitalist, Dr. Chopra’s research is dedicated to improving the safety of hospitalized patients through prevention of hospital-acquired complications. His work focuses on identifying and preventing complications such as infection and thrombosis associated with central venous catheters, with a particular emphasis on peripherally inserted central catheters.

Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging POS-related research ideas that are at various stages of development.

Learn more about the Adderley Positive Research Incubator here and direct questions about individual sessions to Amy Young at baldwin@umich.edu.