The University of Oklahoma Department of Pediatrics and Oklahoma Children's Hospital are happy to partner in quality improvement initiatives. We are focused on improving the quality, safety and value of care we provide to your child and family. We strive to provide evidence based care, systematically improving our practice for many common health conditions.
We value collaboration and rely on teamwork to implement improvement projects which fall into (at least) one of the Institute of Medicine’s six domains of health care quality:
- Safe: Avoiding harm to patients from the care that is intended to help them.
- Effective: Providing services based on scientific knowledge to all who could benefit and refraining from providing services to those not likely to benefit (avoiding underuse and misuse, respectively).
- Patient-centered: Providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.
- Timely: Reducing waits and sometimes harmful delays for both those who receive and those who give care.
- Efficient: Avoiding waste, including waste of equipment, supplies, ideas, and energy.
- Equitable: Providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status.