MU Team Wins 1st in 2011 Clarion Competition
The University of Missouri team took the first place at the 2011 Clarion National Case Competition in Minneapolis the weekend of April 16. The Clarion Case Competition brings together inter-professional teams from several universities to work on an adverse events-related case and propose solutions to problems. The competition is held anonymously and the judges are from several health systems and institutions across the United States. MU also won the 2009 Clarion competition.
This year's MU team comprised of the following four students representing four different professions:
- Caitlin Alexander from Public Health
- David Clark from Health Management & Informatics
- Ashley Millham from Medicine
- Jeff Trammel from Nursing
Their thorough groundwork (upwards of 80 hours of group time alone, in addition to several hours of homework), dedication, staying focused on task at hand, repeated rehearsals, and a very impressive presentation paid off at the end. As in the words of the judges and the case writers, "...all teams did an excellent job, however, this was one presentation where the story really came out."
Please join us in congratulating the team and especially HMI's own David Clark!