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Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel

The Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel (PQIP) is a volunteer body of California neonatologists, NICU nurses, and other healthcare professionals with expertise in quality improvement. The panel guides all of CPQCC’s quality improvement activities including choosing collaborative topics, creating toolkits, and designing innovative QI models. PQIP’s four subcommittees serve as action arms for the panel by creating and disseminating tools and information that help CPQCC members implement PQIP’s QI recommendations. CPQCC benefits from an average of 100 hours of volunteer time a month from this committed group of individuals.

  • PQIP sets CPQCC's quality improvement agenda and strategy, chooses topics for QI collaboratives, and assigns projects to the subcommittees.
  • The Education committee develops opportunities and materials that educate members on perinatal quality improvement.
  • The QI Infrastructure committee creates, designs, and promotes quality improvement toolkits that feature the best available evidence for selected perinatal practices.
  • The Research committee designs and implements quality improvement research projects.
  • The Data Interface and Opportunities committee (DIOC) constructs and deploys tools that help NICUs interpret their data and use it for quality improvement.