Earliest projects

  • Facilitated dissemination of evidence-based practice by introduction of Harvard-based “UpToDate”.     
  • Computerized physician order entry (CPOE): the basis for CPOE is being developed by a multi-disciplinary committee and in accordance to quality and safety principles.
  • Involvement of students in quality projects
  • Design of clinical guidelines for invasive cardiology and cardiac surgery with monitoring of their implementation
    Improved partnership of patients sent for coronary angiography and increased referral to cardiac rehabilitation
  • Control and reduction of complications following coronary angiography
  • Application of statistical process control in surgery: construction of a prospective database of performance indicators in cardiac surgery for adults and for children
  • Improved patient instructions at discharge after hip or forearm fracture
    Adherence to anticoagulation instructions at discharge from orthopedics
  • Pain management in the ER at Ein Kerem
  • Patient involvement for better use of urine cultures in ER (Mt. Scopus)
  • Reduction of abuse of laboratory tests in ER (both hospitals)
  • Reliability of fetal weight in pregnancy, as estimated by residents, specialists and ultrasound
  • Improving the reliability of fetal monitoring interpretation during labor
  • Implementation of anticoagulation guideline after delivery for high-risk women
  • Patient satisfaction at outpatient clinics
  • Construction of a website for patient information
  • Development of guidelines for gastrostomy placement in the elderly
  • Analysis of end-of-life care by ward physicians
  • Quality of weaning from ventilation support outside the intensive care units
  • Attitudes, knowledge and behavior related to healthy lifestyles among medical students at the end of their studies: a measure of education in health promotion by teachers at the Hadassah-Hebrew University
  • Two projects dealing with quality of care in primary clinics outside Hadassah
  • Two projects of decision analysis dealing with daily practice problems: at what threshold of clinical suspicion for appendicitis should you operate?  Utility of elective Caesarean section for non-medical indication (woman’s preference)