International quality improvement initiatives

Patricia A. Hickey, Jean A. Connor, Kotturathu M. Cherian, Kathy Jenkins, Kaitlin Doherty, Haibo Zhang, Michael Gaies, Sara Pasquali, Sarah Tabbutt, James D. St. Louis, George E. Sarris, Hiromi Kurosawa, Richard A. Jonas, Nestor Sandoval, Christo I. Tchervenkov, Jeffery P. Jacobs, Giovanni Stellin, James K. Kirklin, Rajnish Garg, David F. Vener

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Across the globe, the implementation of quality improvement science and collaborative learning has positively affected the care and outcomes for children born with CHD. These efforts have advanced the collective expertise and performance of inter-professional healthcare teams. In this review, we highlight selected quality improvement initiatives and strategies impacting the field of cardiovascular care and describe implications for future practice and research. The continued leveraging of technology, commitment to data transparency, focus on team-based practice, and recognition of cultural norms and preferences ensure the success of sustainable models of global collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S61-S68
JournalCardiology in the young
Issue numberS6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Congenital heart disease
  • cardiovascular care
  • global collaborative learning
  • inter-professional
  • quality improvement sciences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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