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Quality Improvement Is Not an Add-on or Busywork at Partners

Quality Improvement Is Not an Add-on or Busywork at Partners

Robert Birnbaum, MD, PhDPartners HealthCare (Partners), an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in 1994, has been an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor since 2011. During the past eight years, Partners has submitted 388 improvement efforts, in which nearly 3,000 providers were engaged. Currently, 163 quality improvement/practice improvement (QI/PI) efforts are in process.

When asked about this remarkable success, Robert Birnbaum, MD, PhD, Vice President for Professional Development & Implementation Science, said, “I believe a major key to our success has been having QI champions in the C-suite who helped to create a system-wide culture that promulgates QI. ...

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