- IMPLICIT (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants through Continuous Improvement Techniques) is part of a network of residency programs where we look at five key areas and how they impact preterm birth and low birth weight in infants:
- Shortening interpregnancy intervals
- Bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy
- Asymptomatic bacteriuria
This study tracks pregnant women through an electronic medical record (EMR) developed locally for obstetric patients only. The database reminds providers at the time of a woman’s visit if she was screened and received appropriate treatment if indicated.
- SMaRT Grant SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) in Medical and Residency Training is a training research project that shows residents how to screen for substance abuse – alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Residents are taught how to use the screening tool, and the resident is tracked to see if they use the screening tool in practice at six months, one year, two years, five years and 10 years after residency.