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Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC)
The Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) began with Dr. Judy Aschner (former Director, Neonatology) presenting to the State Perinatal Advisory (PAC) governing board and TennCare in June 2007 to promote collaborative statewide inter-institutional quality improvement projects designed to improve perinatal outcomes in Tennessee. TIPQC is funded through a grant awarded from the State of Tennessee through TennCare, with federal additional matching funds through the Department of Health (TDH).
The mission of TIPQC is: To improve health outcomes for mothers and infants in Tennessee by engaging key stakeholders in a perinatal quality collaborative that will identify opportunities to optimize birth outcomes and implement data-driven provider- and community-based performance improvement initiatives.
TIPQC Goals include
TIPQC has grown rapidly through free membership to include 1,733 list serve members, with 58 hospitals and 80 teams participating in Improvement Projects throughout the years. TIPQC comprises volunteer members who engage in quality improvement projects in local hospitals, clinics, and physician practices to improve the quality of care for mothers and infants across Tennessee.
TIPQC strategies include
TIPQC members vote on and develop projects. TIPQC credits its success to: highly motivated stakeholders, medical community improvement need, changing healthcare landscape, highly skilled staff, robust and flexible data collection and report analysis, successful QI curriculum, professional development opportunity including MOC and CME, good will and good relationships with stakeholders, measures and improvement projects that matter, and volunteer leadership at the local level.
For a list of projects and results, Quality online training modules, and meetings, please visit the TIPQC website.