OVIHD Activities

The OVIHD (Office for Value and Innovation in Health Care Delivery) provides process and quality improvement to UKHC and its affiliates throughout the state of Kentucky. The mission of the OVIHD is to provide value-based care across our health system. By reengineering care delivery using expertise from industry, UK Health Care continues to undergo a transformation of its delivery system to optimize care coordination for patients. Our collaborations expand beyond UKHC including the College of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, and College of Medicine by supporting leaners in training and process improvement projects. These partnerships highlight the university’s commitment and willingness to drive process improvement as a skill set to grow staff and students professionally.

Below are examples of previous work. If you have a project you would like assistance on you can submit a request form here. If you are interested in having OVIHD speak to your class or group please email ovihd@uky.edu

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Research and Process Improvement 

Research and Process Improvement


Labuhn J, Almeter P, McLaughlin C, Fields P, Turner B. “Supply Chain Optimization at an Acamedic Medical Center.” AJHSP, August 2017, 74(15): 1184-1190.

Li J, Talari P, Kelly ALatham B, Dotson S, Manning K, Thornsberry L, Swartz C, Williams MV. Inter-professional Teamwork Innovation Model (ITIM©) to Promote Communication and Patient-Centered, Coordinated Care. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Feb 14. doi:10.1136/mjqs-2017-007369


Li, Jing, Boulanger, Bernard, Norton, Jeff, Yates, Audrey, Swartz, Colleen, H. Holbrook, Paula J., Moore, Mary, Latham, BarbaraWilliams, Mark V. et al. “SWARMing” to Improve Patient Care: A Novel Approach to Root Cause Analysis. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety , Volume 41 , Issue 11 , AP1 - AP3

September 2016. Talari P, Li J, Thornsberry L, Dotson S, Manning K, Swartz C, Williams MV. An ITIM of Necessity for Teamwork – the Interprofessional Teamwork Innovation Model (ITIM©). 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit. Dallas, TX. Podium.

January 2017. Thompson-Bastin M, McLaughlin C, Turner B, Simpson R, Williams MV, Li J. Development of an ICU-Based Pharmacy Technician to Improve the Medication Distribution Process. 2017 Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii. Start Research Achievement Award.

June 2017. Sawyer D, Parli S, Reynolds LR, Pandya K, Latham B, Kellenbarger T, Roy Z, Bobadilla J, Pacitti K, Tackett J. Revisiting Insulin Practice for Adult Inpatients at an Academic Medical Center.

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