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EQuIP Global – Improving Patient Care Delivery and Access

EQuIP Global (Enable Quality, Improve Patient Care) is partnering with medical systems in low-resource environments to grow their knowledge and skills to transform local care delivery processes to deliver efficient, equitable, high quality care.

Executive Summary

Stanford Medicine’s EQuIP Global (Enable Quality, Improve Patient Care) is a unique collaborative program that teaches quality improvement (QI) methodology to medical teams practicing in low-resource environments in order to empower them to transform local health care delivery. Using evidence-based QI methods, EQuIP Global assembles diverse, cross-disciplinary teams to address inefficiencies and unique problems in complex healthcare environments around the world.

EQuIP Global was started after a multi-year global learning collaborative led by Stanford Medicine in India from 2017-2020. After a few years of learning with institutions across the US, Australia, and India, India was able to build local quality improvement capacity in 10+ hospitals, enhancing patient care delivery for thousands of patients. They now function under a country-wide improvement hub called EQuIP India. Our name and mission was inspired by what India was able to accomplish.

It is our intent to work with global partners to grow their own local improvement capability. We have discovered effective methods for applying quality improvement tools and creating a learning environment where clinical leaders can redesign how care is delivered in their local areas. With over 3-years of case study examples spanning the globe, we have developed a proven model that delivers quantifiable results in improving patient outcomes and engaging local leaders.

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Our Impact

Healthcare centers across India, Kenya, Australia, and the US have participated in the collaboratives
Physician and administrative leaders have completed quality improvement projects for their local institutions.
Publications accepted or in review in US based and international medical journals

Our Offerings for Improving Patient Care Delivery

Learning Collaboratives for Teams

An eight-month, eight-session project based collaborative for teams. Learning topics may include:

  • Why Improvement Science in Healthcare?
  • Understanding System Complexity
  • Bringing a Structure to Problem Solving
  • Understanding the Current State
  • Identifying the Most Impactful Root Causes
  • Testing Ideas using Iterative Problem Solving
  • Effective Project and Team Management
  • Using Measures to Drive Improvement


Learning Collaboratives for Leaders

A six-month, twelve-session, individual based collaborative. Learning topics may include:

  • Creating an adaptive, learning culture in a complex system
  • Understanding data and variation (statistical analysis)
  • Developing an institution-based improvement structure
  • Managing the psychological aspects of change
  • Managing a large improvement project portfolio
  • Improving presentation and teaching skills
  • The role of evidence in quality improvement
  • Publishing QI projects and leading QI research activities

Prior Collaboratives