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in the QI spotlight

For the 4th year in a row, the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is partnering with the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) to sponsor the AAP/VON Scholars Program for 2016. Select AAP/VON Scholars will be supported to attend the 2016 VON Annual Quality Congress in Chicago IL September 9-12, and receive a special invitation to Fellow’s pre-conference activities and post-conference events such as the NICQ & iNICQ Symposium and/or session on Family Centered Care.

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2016 VON Annual Quality Congress

September 9-12, 2016

Please join your neonatal colleagues in Chicago as Vermont Oxford Network convenes the multidisciplinary community of practice who are committed to demonstrating measurable improvements in the quality, safety and value of care for the infants and families we serve. This year our program will highlight the critical connections among and between all sites of newborn care, from the community to the quaternary settings.

Introduction to VON »

2016 VON Annual Quality Congress »

Jump Starting Quality 2.0

September 9, 2016

For the 2nd consecutive year, a half day workshop, Jump Starting Quality 2.0, will be provided on Friday September 9, 2016 from noon-6pm. There will be a focus on the basics of quality improvement (QI) education with the goal of helping fellows launch and/or enhance their QI initiatives.

Jump Starting Quality 2.0 Workshop »


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.

Review Article »
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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