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Quality Improvement Review

Students, faculty and staff across TTUHSC are engaging in Quality Improvement (QI) projects that involve the systematic collection and analysis of data implementation of interventions to improve the quality of clinical care and/or educational programs.  The Quality Improvement Review Board (QIRB) was established to promote the safe and efficient conduct of QI initiatives while also protecting the persons (patients, students, or employees) who are participants in QI interventions.  A formal review process for QI projects will ensure a) data collection and involvement of humans associated with the QI project indeed meet QI standards; and b) the project does not require Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and oversight. 

Toni Denison, MS, CPHQ
Director of Quality Improvement Review
(806) 743-4276




  • SQUIRE 2.0 Guidelines:  Many journals require you to submit manuscripts based on these guidelines.
  • QI JournalsA list of journals that publish work related to quality improvement. 

    Many journals allow multiple types of projects to be published. Check author guidelines and skim through the journal to see if QI projects were published.


OP 73.18


Itxia Acevedo, MPAS, PA-C  Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program    Midland itxia.acevedo@ttuhsc.edu
Cindy Acton, DNP,  RN, NEA-BC (Chairperson) MSN Administration Program Director Lubbock cindy.acton@ttuhsc.edu
Michael Blanton, PhD Professor, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Lubbock michael.blanton@ttuhsc.edu
Jeff Dennis, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Lubbock Jeff.dennis@ttuhsc.edu
Whitney Haugland, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, CPEN Director, 24-Hour Urgent Care, University Medical Center Lubbock Whitney.Haugland@ttuhsc.edu
Misty Miller, DPT Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Amarillo misty.miller@ttuhsc.edu
Steven Pass, PharmD Professor, Pharmacy Practice Dallas steven.pass@ttuhsc.edu
Lacy Phillips, DNP, RN, CPHQ Director, Performance Improvement Lubbock lacy.phillips@ttuhsc.edu