A collaborative approach to improve healthcare is imperative in order to successfully achieve and sustain improvements at the patient level. Significant gaps in healthcare quality and outcomes exist, posing an ongoing threat to patient quality and safety. CHNC and the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Database (CHND) solves this by leveraging data across multiple organizations to establish objective outcomes and to successfully improve the quality of care.
Our Structure for Quality Improvement
Responsible for database development, guided research, identifying new QI topics and allocating resources.
The Collaborative Initiatives for Quality Improvement (CIQI) steering committee provides strategic oversight to three committees focused on data abstraction, coordination and usage and the NICU-level.
Disease-specific analyses are the power of the CHND. Unlike other patient populations, Level IV NICU infants have a long length of stay with varying needs for care. CHNC focus groups define disease specific treatment across sites and provide objective outcome metrics specific to intensive care infants.