Article: PDF OnlyNemeth Lynne MS RNCritical Care Nursing Quarterly: February 1999 - p 50-58 Buy Abstract The use of clinical pathways as a method to improve outcomes for specific populations within health care organizations has become widely adopted. This article focuses on the role of a project manager in facilitating a wide range of outcomes. Through a quality improvement framework, interdisciplinary collaboration, and data-driven decision making, organizational performance can be enhanced. An advanced practice nurse is well suited to lead organizational improvement efforts aimed at optimizing the care delivery system to effectively meet expectations of all constituents. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.