Quality Improvement Science

The aim of the Ohio GDM Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative is to improve education to women diagnosed with GDM and increase return rates for postpartum visits and receipt of an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test to identify incidence of Type 2 Diabetes by 25%. Please click here for more information.

The project team and participating sites use a modified version of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series Model for Improvement. This approach combines the use of quality improvement (QI) science with targeted education. Participating sites use QI science to test interventions, identify changes that work, and rapidly accelerate the adoption of best practices at both a practice and system level through the use of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles. Additionally, teams at the sites participate in monthly technical assistance calls and site specific coaching calls to discuss clinical and consumer care best practices with national experts, participate in shared-learning with providers across Ohio, and review site-specific and aggregate data. Many of those resources are shared on the Presentations page.