Quality and Board Resources

UWNQC uses an adaptation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series (BTS) model, based on improvement science as well as continuing education principles and adult learning. The BTS model promotes use of the Model for Improvement, including rapid Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.   We work with hospitals and clinics to help implement quality projects.

The resources below provide information on basic principles of quality improvement so you can apply them to your own processes.

Image from: Using Improvement Science to Design and Scale Up Social Psychological Interventions in Schools: The Case of the Growth Mindset App, Barron et al, Journal of Experimental Education, 2017

To apply PDSA, ask yourself three questions:

  1. What are we trying to accomplish?
  2. How will we know that a change is an improvement?
  3. What changes can we make that will result in an improvement?
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UWNQC 2019 Board of Directors

Angela M. Anderson, CNM, DNP–Board Chair Intermountain Healthcare
Erin Clark, MD–Out of Hospital Births Committee Director University of Utah
M. Sean Esplin, MD–Maternal Committee Director Intermountain Healthcare
Gwen Latendresse, PhD, CNM–
Maternal Mental Health Comm. Director
University of Utah
Rita Aguilar, RN University of Utah
JoDee Baker, MPH Parent/Utah
Department of Health
Laurie Baksh, MPH Utah Department of Health
Lori Eining, RN Intermountain Healthcare
Camille Fung, MD University of Utah
Katherine Gesteland, MD Mednax
Peter Grubb, MD University of Utah
Shannon Jenkins, MD Mednax
Donna Kasten, RN Steward Health
Timothy LaPine, MD Steward Health
Con Yee Ling, MD University of Utah
Jeanne Marcial, RN MountainStar Healthcare
Jean Millar, RN, MBA Intermountain Healthcare
Stephen Minton, MD Intermountain Healthcare
Lynne Nilson, MPH, MCHES Utah Department of Health
Aimee Nussbaum, MD March of Dimes
Tom Oniki, PhD Intermountain Healthcare
Susan Pohl, MD, FAAFP University of Utah
Marcela Smid, MD University of Utah
Suzanne Smith, CPM, LDEM Better Birth
Amy Stoddard, RN MountainStar Healthcare
Cameron Trotter, RN Health Choice
(Steward Health)