Quality and Safety Programs in Obstetrics and GynecologyA Framework to Harness the Power of Quality Collaboratives to Improve Perinatal OutcomesLEE KING, PATRICIA A. PhD, MSW*,†; YOUNG, DANIELLE MPH*; BORDERS, ANN E.B. MD, MSc, MPH*,†,‡ Author Information *Feinberg School of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Studies, Institute for Population Health and Medicine, Northwestern University †Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago ‡Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois Supported by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, Illinois Department of Health and Human Services. The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose. Correspondence: Ann E.B. Borders, MD, MSc, MPH, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL 60201. E-mail: [email protected] Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2019 - Volume 62 - Issue 3 - p 606-620 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000462 Buy Metrics Abstract The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative developed a framework for successfully engaging teams and implementing statewide obstetric and neonatal quality improvement (QI) initiatives. This framework includes: (1) engaging hospitals to create an environment of improvement; (2) motivating hospital teams to facilitate change at their hospital; and (3) supporting hospital teams through the 3 pillars of QI—collaborative learning opportunities, rapid-response data, and QI support—to achieve initiative goals and improve outcomes for mothers and newborns. Utilizing this framework, the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative Severe Maternal Hypertension Initiative engaged teams and achieved initiative goals. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.