ACCESS Health India has been selected to share lessons from its Safe Care, Saving Lives quality improvement program at the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is conducted biannually by Health Systems Global to convene the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research and practice.

This year’s Symposium, slated to be conducted in Dubai, will happen virtually in three phases through the last quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021, with 2,000 delegates from over 130 countries. The first wave from November 10 to 12 will include plenary sessions, keynotes, and poster presentations.

Team members of the Safe Care, Saving Lives program, Sanjeev Kumar and Prashanthi Krishnakumar have been selected to present a poster on “Impact of Multi-Site Collaborative Regional Quality Improvement Project Neonatal Outcomes in Teaching and Non-teaching Hospitals in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, India” at the Symposium.

The abstract shows the experience from the program the process improvement outcomes of a quality collaborative were markedly different between teaching and non-teaching hospitals. The process improvements and decrease in Case Fatality Rates from three common causes of newborn mortality were significantly better in smaller non-teaching hospitals compared to larger teaching hospitals catering to very high patient numbers.

The Safe Care, Saving Lives program was a newborn quality improvement collaborative run in 52 public and private hospitals of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India with partnerships with the state health departments and government health insurance schemes. The program adopted the Institute of Healthcare improvement’s (IHI) model for improvement.Read more lessons learned from the Safe Care, Saving Lives program here.