The commitment to quality care is implicit in the Academy's mission of promoting the health and well-being of all children. Over the past decade, numerous reports have highlighted the growing concern from the public, government and purchasers about the growing gap in health care quality - the difference between current health outcomes and those thought to be achievable using best practice models and clinical practice guidelines. The Academy has enhanced its range of programs, resources, and tools, as well as its relationship with external agencies and organizations to decrease the quality gap and provide optimal health care quality to all children.
departments, committees, and sections are actively engaged in quality improvement
efforts. The Steering Committee
on Quality Improvement Management (SCOQIM) was established in 2001 in response
to the increasing national emphasis on quality in health care and the Academy's
own identification of quality improvement as a top priority. The SCOQIM offers
a more integrated voice for quality and enables the Academy to best support its
members in providing the highest quality clinical care for children. The group
is comprised of pediatricians with expertise in practice, technology, and evidence-based
medicine as well as liaisons from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
and the National Association for Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.
information and resources on quality improvement follow.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has just launched a new Safer Health Care for Kids website for physicians, allied health professionals, administrators, parents, and caregivers, who are seeking pediatric patient safety information and strategies. The website includes comprehensive resources, educational offerings, latest news, safety tips, parent corner, and more.
Check out the Safer Health Care for Kids website today at: http://www.aap.org/saferhealthcare.
If you have a question about the Safer Health Care for Kids program, email email@example.com.
Related AAP Groups:
For further information on the AAP quality improvement activities or for questions or concerns, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847/434-7650.