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By Dr Uma Kotagal Thursday. Mar 21, 2019

Improving Health Outcomes for Kids using an Equity Lens and a Learning Network Model with Uma Kotagal


We were delighted to host Uma Kotagal for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in March on the topic of Improving Health Outcomes for Kids using an Equity Lens and a Learning Network Model.


Dr. Uma Kotagal currently is and serves as Senior Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. A neonatologist Health Services Researcher and Improvement Expert by training, Dr. Kotagal previously served as Executive lead for Community and Population Health as well as, Senior Vice President for Quality Safety and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center along with Executive Director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. In 2001, Dr. Kotagal directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pursuing Perfection initiative at Cincinnati Children’s. This work, and beyond, led to transformation of the entire system delivering unprecedented results in quality and safety. Dr. Kotagal has been a pioneer in the application of System Science to improve outcomes in healthcare across the world with the goal of dramatically changing medical and quality of life outcomes, patient and family experience. Dr. Kotagal helped develop and tested a model of Learning Health Systems that integrates research and improvement to get results at scale. As a result of Dr. Kotagal’s endeavors, Cincinnati Children’s has received several prestigious National and International awards for their efforts to transform healthcare delivery.


Although great gains have been made in Health Care, the improvement in health is more elusive. This is especially true for children in poverty where significant equity gaps persist. This session will describe the use of Learning System approach to improve outcomes and equity in kids in a single city, through strong cross sector partnerships and coproduction.



The live version of this webinar was made available to our Fellowship Programme Participants. You can find out more about our Fellowship and activities here.


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