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Dr. Moyer Promotes QI Training Programs in Pediatrics

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 11:30

Because the use of quality improvement (QI) methods and safety principles can improve child health outcomes and reduce harm, more training programs must be developed, along with more academic recognition and promotion for successful QI activities, according to a commentary published in the June 2015 issue of Pediatrics.

 In it, ABP Vice President Virginia A. Moyer, MD, MPH, and colleagues Carole M. Lannon, MD, MPH, ABP Senior Quality Advisor, and Fiona H. Levy, MD, MBA, conclude that QI capability and capacity must be increased with an integrated approach that connects children’s hospitals and their academic partners. This will need to focus on engaging and developing faculty as improvement leaders, and rewarding them with academic promotion when they help their centers achieve QI goals.

The co-authors also assert that regional training nodes could be created as a way to build capacity and capability for leaders in QI. These centers would build on existing advanced-training initiatives and offer educational templates, share lessons learned and work across institutions to build capability. Read more.