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Komal Bajaj

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Komal Bajaj, MD, MS-HPED (Assessment ’14, Leaders ’15,) is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Komal currently holds a position as Chief Quality Officer and Clinical Director of Simulation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi. Komal’s areas of professional interest include the synergies between healthcare quality and simulation. Komal can be followed on Twitter.





October 2020 #HMIChat Recap: The Synergy of Quality Improvement and Education in Healthcare

As health professions educators, we strive to train professionals who deliver high quality care that is timely, effective, efficient, equitable, patient-centered, and safe. Health professions education is necessary but not sufficient for high quality care and requires more than principles of quality improvement - involving all stakeholders to make the changes that will lead to better patient outcomes, better system and better professional development are fundamental to change and are often more readily accessible than it may seem.

The October #HMIChat “The Synergy of Quality Improvement and Education in Healthcare” resulted in robust discussion by the community of practice on the “why” and “how” participants contextualize education in healthcare quality improvement.

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