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PSIP Can Help Actualize Your Ideas to Improve Patient Safety and Care

If you are a clinician or researcher with an innovative pilot project in mind, we encourage you to apply for a grant. Projects must be led by a UW-employed faculty member whose UW Medicine component contributed to the UW Self-Insurance Revolving Fund. We are looking to fund two 18-month projects that address one or more of the following priority areas:
  • Improving diagnosis and reducing diagnostic delays: The 2015 National Academy of Medicine report “Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare” and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine ( are especially useful resources.
  • Improving communication, specifically: 1) handoffs/care transition; 2) Project aimed at facilitating healthcare workers speaking up about care concerns.
  • Fall prevention: While much work is going on in this area, fall rates continue to rise. Projects related to remote monitoring would be especially welcome.
PSIP grants come with benefits to make your idea real:
  • One-time $50,000 pilot project funding
  • Ongoing technical assistance and academic support
  • Access to clinical leaders who can help your project succeed
Priority will be given to projects that:
  • Align with UW Medicine priorities in patient safety and quality
  • Focus on innovation to improve patient safety rather than ongoing operational programs
  • Clearly articulate short and long-term metrics of success
  • Involve multiple UW Medicine sites1
  • Reduce risks for the UW self-insurance program

Applications are due by February 28th, 2020 at 5pm Pacific Time. For additional questions, please contact PSIP staff at or visit the PSIP pages on this site, which include examples of previously funded projects.

Download the full Request for Applications.