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in the QI spotlight

For the fourth year in a row, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine partnered with the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) to sponsor the AAP/VON Scholars Program for 2016, which included travel and registration support to the VON Annual Quality Congress. In 2016, the five selected AAP/VON Scholars were supported to attend the 2016 VON Annual Quality Congress in Chicago, IL from September 9-12.

The 2016 Scholars included: Alissa Doherty (Fellow, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan), Bianca Leonardi (Fellow, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital), Thomas Murphy (Faculty, MidAtlantic Neonatology Associates, Morristown, NJ), Radhika Narang (Fellow, Children’s of Mississippi at University of Mississippi Medical Center), and Erin Tkach (Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). We hope that everyone who participated in the 2016 VON Annual Quality Congress this year had a productive meeting and traveled home safely!

2016 Von Meeting Summary »
2016 AAP VON Scholars »
2015 AAP VON Scholars »
2014 AAP VON Scholars »


Don Berwick and Era 3 for Medicine and Health Care

In a recent publication in JAMA, Don Berwick outlines nine necessary steps in the next Era of Medicine and Health Care to help continue to move the field towards achieving the triple aim, improving care for the individual and populations, while reducing costs.

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View Keynote Address »

Featured QI Article

A Multifaceted Approach to Improving Outcomes in the NICU: The Pediatrix 100 000 Babies Campaign

Pediatrics. April 2016

In an effort to improve care in a large neonatal network in the US, the Pediatrix Medical Group initiated the “100,000 Babies Campaign”. The article features their efforts over a six year period (2007-2013), including identifying key drivers with successful improvement in survival without morbidities over time.

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Past Presentations

Developing a QI Project - John Hartline and Janel Muri »


There are several ways to gain additional training in Quality Improvement. While the list below is not exclusive, it does highlight some of the National courses offered around the United States, including links to the websites and tuition details.

List of QI Training Opportunities (April 3, 2015) »

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