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.
To apply PDSA, ask yourself three questions:
- What are we trying to accomplish?
- How will we know that a change is an improvement?
- What changes can we make that will result in an improvement?
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 Committee 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|