The Department of Pediatrics is committed to continuous improvement in all domains and focuses on the Institute of Medicine's six domains of healthcare quality. We perform, support and train in improvement science and partner with Northwestern University for more comprehensive training. We will consider our program a success when we view everything as an opportunity for improvement.
Healthcare quality and safety initiatives are critical to providing optimal healthcare as well as reducing variations of care that will facilitate greater learning in all forms of research. Faculty involved in these initiatives help train medical students, residents and fellows in quality and safety.
The Department of Pediatrics is looking to expand the number of faculty members with healthcare quality and safety expertise. We offer several opportunities for faculty to expand their expertise in these areas:
Certificate Course for Improvement Scholars
This six-month course involves multidisciplinary faculty and participants including physicians. Scholars learn in didactic sessions and initiate an improvement project in their microsystem to accelerate their learning.
Journal Writing Club
We have initiated an Improvement Writers group that will advance optimal utilization of SQUIRE guidelines in September 2018. Graduates of this program are expected to submit healthcare quality and safety manuscripts, help teach the ensuing session and serve as mentors for other colleagues working in these areas.
Value in Healthcare
Faculty involved in quality and safety initiatives are currently developing a method for quantifying value in healthcare. This will enable the institution to prioritize work based on metrics that matter most to our patients and their families.
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Community Based Primary Care)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
Professor of Surgery (Pediatric General Surgery) and Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Dermatology (Translational Dermatology Research), McCormick School of Engineering and Pediatrics (Dermatology)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)