GCC HIMSS Webinar: The PCPI® Performance and Quality Improvement Network: Using technology to facilitate and share quality improvement in health care

November 17, 12:00pm, CST - 1:00pm, CST


Non-member Price: 

In this 60-minute webcast, HIMSS Chicago Chapter members learn about The PCPI® Performance and Quality Improvement Network (PQIN) – a new learning network designed to facilitate rapid-cycle quality improvement among its health care members.  The PQIN will use a variety of channels to share and facilitate quality improvement. At the center of the PQIN is an online community or “Hub” that will foster direct interaction among members.

Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, PCPI quality improvement program manager, will review the strategic and operations plan for this new resource that will allow members to share, engage with peers and have access to the latest quality improvement knowledge. The PQIN will help member organizations create programs, which lead to better health outcomes and satisfaction for patients and practitioners.

Event Objectives:

  • Explain the purpose of the learning network
  • List key features of a successful online community experience
  • Describe the different ways in which users will be able to interact
  • Discuss lessons from past experience online communications platforms what works, what doesn’t
  • List key features and benefits


Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR 

Quality Improvement Program Manager

PCPI/American Medical Association

Stephen Davidow serves as the Quality Improvement Program Manager for PCPI, formerly the American Medical Association-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. Prior to the AMA, Stephen was the Manager of Quality Implementation Programs at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) where he served as the project manager for the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and coordinated a 60-hospital national quality improvement collaborative focused on the early recognition and treatment of severe sepsis on hospital floors – medical, surgical and telemetry units. While at SCCM, he managed a 2,000 member listserv and 600-member online community. Davidow is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), and received his Lean Healthcare Certificate and Six Sigma Green Belt in Healthcare from the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He has an MBA in Healthcare Management form Loyola University Chicago. Stephen is also a published author. He co-authored an article in the Journal of Health Care Finance entitled The Economics of Healthcare Quality and Medical Errors, in which he estimated that the loss in human potential from death and injury due to preventable medical harm to be nearly $1 trillion annually in the U.S. He has also written on communicating about health care quality in a time of reform and transparency.  Davidow had an extensive career as an accomplished, accredited health care communicator and marketer serving leading academic medical centers, health care providers, associations and other organizations prior to his work in quality.