The Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QA/PI) Division within the Department of Anesthesiology aims to improve system issues, enhance patient safety and improve the quality of care through research, education, and evidence-based practice improvement.
The QA/PI Division ensures the Department of Anesthesiology is providing the best care to patients by:
The QA/PI Division develops and maintains robust databases to track and trend outcomes, maintains all physician/provider profiles for credentialing purposes, and collaborates with other departments to organize interdisciplinary conferences and develop best practice guidelines.
To keep the department up to date on new policies, processes or any other pertinent information, the QA/PI team distributes a monthly email newsletter to staff anesthesiologists. The QA/PI team is also responsible for orientating all new providers (Attendings, Fellows, Residents, CRNAs, NPs, and PAs) to the QA division.