Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
- Quality improvement practices in academic emergency medicine: perspectives from the chairsJami DelliFraine
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
West J Emerg Med 11:479-85. 2010..To assess academic emergency medicine (EM) chairs' perceptions of quality improvement (QI) training programs...
- The use of six sigma in health care management: are we using it to its full potential?Jami L DelliFraine
Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Qual Manag Health Care 22:210-23. 2013..This review demonstrates that there are significant gaps in the Six Sigma health care quality improvement literature and very weak evidence that Six Sigma is being used correctly to improve health care quality. ..
- Developing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction system of care in Dallas CountyJami DelliFraine
University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am Heart J 165:926-31. 2013..The purpose of this study was to determine if the AHACI improved key performance metrics, that is, door-to-balloon (D2B) and symptom-onset-to-balloon times, for nontransfer patients with STEMI...
- A transition strategy for becoming a baby-friendly hospital: exploring the costs, benefits, and challengesJami DelliFraine
Fleming Center for Healthcare Management, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Breastfeed Med 8:170-5. 2013..Findings indicate that added costs for a new Baby-Friendly Hospital will approximate $148 per birth, but these costs sharply decrease over time as breastfeeding rates increase in a Baby-Friendly environment...
- Cost comparison of baby friendly and non-baby friendly hospitals in the United StatesJami DelliFraine
Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Fleming Center for Healthcare Management, 1200 Pressler, RAS E925, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Pediatrics 127:e989-94. 2011..We hypothesized that baby-friendly hospitals will have higher costs than similar non-baby-friendly hospitals...
- Growth in percutaneous coronary intervention capacity relative to population and disease prevalenceJames R Langabeer
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX
J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000370. 2013..Economic factors and timely access to primary PCI provide the impetus for growth in PCI centers, and this is balanced by volume standards and the benefits of regionalized care...