SPHMMC OB-Gyn department conducts Quality Improvement workshop
SPHMMC OB-Gyn department conducts Quality Improvement workshop – (Courtesy of SPHMMC)
Quality Improvement (QI) is one of the major components in the St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical Center OB-Gyn department, to ensure that systematic and continuous actions are integrated to measure service delivery and the system of care. Once initiated by the OB-Gyn faculties, a range of QI projects have been developed and implemented. To keep that momentum going, and insure a standard approach to all future QI projects, 21 participants including SPHMMC and St. Peter Hospital OB-Gyn faculty and staff from the SPHMMC Pediatrics department attended a training workshop June 1–2, 2018, at the Sapphire Addis Hotel.
The workshop was conducted by Dr. Ayele Teshome, Medical Director at St. Peter Hospital, and Dr. Munir Kassa, Director, Reproductive Health Service Quality and Patient Safety at the Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) at the University of Michugan. The workshop provided participants with relevant skills focusing on the entire life cycle of QI projects, including innovative project design, generating change ideas, goal statement construction, team building, problem and root cause analysis, elements of testing, data collection and analysis, implementation principles and follow-up and documentation. The workshop will have real-world results: participants were divided in three groups throughout the workshop and each team developed a draft QI project which will be implemented and tracked.