MOC Approved Projects

Active Projects

MOC Project Title MOC Project Leader
Improving VUMC Pediatric Population Health Performance Barron Patterson, MD
Improving Accuracy of Discharge Summary Coding in Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Charlotte Brown, MD
Post-ASD Diagnosis PCP Follow-Up Laleh Bahrami, MD
Improving New Patient Five-Day Access in Department of Pediatrics Barron Patterson, MD
Reducing Department of Pediatrics Outpatient Clinic No-show Rates Barron Patterson, MD
Improving Documentation Accuracy of H&Ps in Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Charlotte Brown, MD
Diabetic Comorbidity Screening Improvement Initiative Karishma Datye, MD, MSCI
Code NEON: New Evaluation of Fever in Non-Oncologic Neutropenia Christine Smith, MD
Improving Time to Analgesia in Patients with Long Bone Fractures in the PED Jessica Hayes, MD
Discontinuing Unnecessary Proton Pump Inhibitors in a Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinic: A Quality Improvement Initiative Anna Hughes, MD
Improving health outcomes in pediatric lupus patients by increasing annual lipid screening: a quality improvement project McKenzie Vater, MD
Improving Completion Rate of ADHD Follow Up Forms Kristen Haney, MD
Improving accuracy of clinical documentation for inpatient subsequent day encounters Charlotte Brown, MD
Improving Accuracy of Discharge Summary Coding in Pediatric Outreach Medicine Division Brittany Wheeler, MD
Implementing Parenting Assessments within Vanderbilt Outpatient Pediatric Clinics Seth Scholer, MD, MPH


  • MOC Project Title MOC Project Leader
    Decrease of Invasive MRSA in an NICU by applying QI principles William F. Walsh, MD
    Reducing Unnecessary CBCs and BMPs on the hospitalist service David P. Johnson, MD
    Improving follow-up and treatment of screen labs in primary pediatrics Barron Patterson, MD
    Standardization of antimicrobial therapy for children with perforated appendicitis Kathryn M. Edwards, MD
    Improving PCP communication from Patients Discharged from the Hospital Medicine Service David P. Johnson, MD   
    Implementation of a protocol to standardize sedation and analgesia in the pediatric intensive care unit Madhumita A. Murphy, MD, MSCI
    Echocardiography Ejection Fraction Assessment and Quality Improvement David Parra, MD
    Increasing evidence-based utilization of TPN Patrick Maynord, MD
    Improving Asthma Action Plan Use in Pediatric Primary Care Clinic for School-Aged Patients Barron Patterson, MD
    Urine Microalbumin Screening Project Karishma Datye, MD
    Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Dupree Hatch, MD, MPH
    Implementation of Meropenem Restriction and Effect on Antibiotic Usage and Antibiotic Resistance Kathryn M. Edwards, MD
    Improving Time to Antibiotic Administration in Febrile Pediatric Cancer Patients Leslie Burton, DO
    High-Value Utilization of Pediatric Echocardiography Markus S. Renno, MD
    Infants with Fractures in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Consideration of Child Abuse Deborah Lowen, MD
    Notification of Primary Care Providers About Concerns for Abuse or Neglect Deborah Lowen, MD
    Improving the Culture Survey Score, an Organizational Pillar Goal Leon Scott, MD
    Asthma Clinical Practice Guideline David Johnson, MD
    Implementation of Survivorship Care Plans in the Pediatric Oncology Clinic Christine Smith, MD
    Improving HPV Vaccine Uptake for Adolescent Patients at University Pediatrics Mark Rawls, MD
    Improving Safe Sleep Practices for Hospitalized Infants at WMC Patricia Frost, MD
    Improving the Frequency and Timeliness of Pediatric Resident Evaluation Completion by Pediatric Hospitalists Alison Herndon, MD, MSPH
    Increasing Adherence to Streptococcal Pharyngitis Rapid Testing Guidelines Toni-Ann Wright, MD
    Quality Improvement in Documentation for Procedural Sedations Swathi Eyynunni, DO
    Successful Chest X-ray Reduction Using Quality Improvement Methodology for Children with Asthma Caroline Watnick, MD
    CPF-Increasing HPV Vaccination in Community-Based Pediatric Settings Pamela Hull, PhD
    CPF-Increasing HPV Vaccination in Community-Based Pediatric Settings - Phase 2 Pamela Hull, PhD
    Using Evidence Based Medicine to Update and Improve the Diabetes Ketoacidosis Clinical Practice Guideline Karishma Datye, MD, MSCI
    Implementation of the Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan to Reduce Cardiac Arrest in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU Patrick Maynord, MD
    Improving Palliative Care Communication with Primary Care Physicians Michaela Ibach, MD
    Project ZERO CLABSI Andrew Smith, MD
    Improving Documentation of HIV Disclosure Status Keerti Dantuluri, MD
    Implementation of Adolescent Depression Screening during the Adolescent Well Child Check Jenesis Yanez, MD
    HIV Testing in Adolescents Debra Braun-Courville, MD
    Improving S. Pneumoniae Vaccination Rates in Pediatric Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome Tray Hunley, MD
    Reduction of Chest X-ray Utilization in Bronchiolitis Barron Frazier, MD
    Improving Rates of Depression Screening for Youth with Lupus Alaina Davis, MD, MPH
    Improving Transition Care for Youth with Rheumatologic Diseases Alaina Davis, MD, MPH
    Pediatric Antimicrobial Prescribing Assessment and Antibiotic Stewardship Sophie Katz, MD, MPH
    Improving Vaccinations for Young Children (IVY) S. Elizabeth Williams, MD, MPH
    Decreasing Violent Restraint use in Children Admitted for Primary Behavioral Health Conditions through Quality Improvement Evan Dalton, MD
    Improving the Discharge Process for Opioid Exposed Neonates Travis Crook, MD
    My Health at Vanderbilt Adoption in Pediatrics S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH
    Pediatric Antimicrobial Prescribing Assessment and Antibiotic Stewardship - Phase 2 Sophie Katz, MD, MPH
    Improving Efficiency for Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations Paul Dressler, MD, MPH
    Improving Pneumococcal Vaccination in Patients with Childhood Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Matthew Clark, MD
    Optimizing HIV Disclosure in Pediatric Patients Keerti Dantuluri, MD
    "Hangry No More": A QI Project to Reduce Unnecessary Fasting Time for Hospitalized Children Alison Carroll, MD
    Improving Effectiveness of Billing for Non-Face-to-Face Patient Management Deanna Bell, MD
    ED Critical Care Attestations S. Barron Frazier, MD
    Sustainable Quality Improvement Measures to Improve Nursing Presence on Pediatric Hospitalist Rounds at a Large Academic Center Katie Conover, MD
    Improving Onsite Outpatient Pharmacy Utilization in the Pediatric Emergency Department S. Barron Frazier, MD
    Increasing prescribed vitamin D supplementation for neonates and young infants: the "Rickety Split" initiative Marni Krehnbrink, MD
    Project Improving Fluoride Application Rates Among 1-3 Year Old Children in Med-Peds Clinic Ashley Karpinos, MD, MPH
    Improving Accurate Documentation of Acute Respiratory Failure for Patients with Respiratory Diagnoses Charlotte Brown, MD