How We Work

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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

CHNC Executive Committee

Responsible for database development, guided research, identifying new QI topics and allocating resources.

Quality Improvement

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.

Focus Groups

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.

CIQI Committee

CIQI Committee

CIQI Steering Committee

CIQI Steering Committee

An eight-member strategic oversight and approval body focused on 1) multi-disciplinary representation, 2) visionary planning, 3) educational curriculum, and 4) selecting pre-work teams.

CHNC Executive Committee

CHNC Executive Committee

The CHNC Executive Committee maintains primary responsibility for: Database development Guided research and focus groups Determining new QI topics Allocating resources to new QI topics

Data Coordinators Advisory Committee

Data Coordinators Advisory Committee

Data Coordinators

Data Coordinators

Data Use Committee

Data Use Committee

Mortality

Mortality

Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Hypoxi-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxi-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

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