Pediatric Quality Initiatives

Continuous Quality Improvement   

Kids Health First strives to drive quality improvement by building consensus around important health care quality issues with the community healthcare leaders. Our straightforward approach to quality improvement:  Measure-Analyze-Improve-Repeat. This process not only provides consistency in care, but also provides the highest quality of care and an enhanced patient experience and safety, thus realizing the goal of Patient-Centered Medical Home.

One of the key tenets of Kids Health First is our commitment to continuous quality improvement in healthcare delivery to infants, children and teens in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. Our goal is to promote and maintain the highest possible standards of pediatric healthcare while improving the overall patient experience.  We accomplish this through our joint efforts with our member physicians, other healthcare providers and organizations and thought leaders across the state.  Our aim is to improve the health status for all children, to promote accessibility to healthcare providers, provide cost-effective quality care, and practice a culture of patient safety.

Our focus is on the Patient-Centered Medical Home which places the child at the forefront of our mission and which creates a systematic approach to care. We accomplish this by strengthening our relationships and communication, by embracing and using advanced technology and by improving the coordination of effective and efficient care.

Quality Utilization Management (QUM)  Committee

The focus of the Quality Utilization Management Committee is two-fold involving both the community led initiatives and those related to the patient centered medical home. The following goals are included in these efforts: 1.) to create a community of consensus of care by cultivating relationships in the pediatric provider community; 2.) to develop Clinical Practice and Referral Guidelines in collaboration with that community; and, to interface with the community on any quality improvement activities that include a primary care arm.  Additionally, the Quality Management committee focuses on creating and implementing quality improvement activities that focus on the Patient Centered Medical Home and primary care pediatrics. This may include ensuring  and measuring patient satisfaction, standardization of clinical forms and primary care quality improvement initiatives.

  1. Brad Weselman, M.D., F.A.A.P., Chair
  2. Sally Marcus, M.D., F.A.A.P., Medical Director
  3. Vanna Jackson, M.D., F.A.A.P., Co-chair
  4. Anna Bramwell, M.D., F.A.A.P.
  5. Lori Desoutter, M.D., F.A.A.P.
  6. Ojuru Osunkoya, M.D., F.A.A.P.
  7. Gerald Reisman, M.D., F.A.A.P.
  8. Donna Scowden, Practice Administrator
  9. Dee Schultz, Practice Administrator
  10. Laurie Viebrock, Practice Administrator