Point of Care Quality Improvement (POCQI)

Point of Care Quality Improvement (POCQI) was launched in the Regional TOT workshop from 6-8 February 2017 in which hospital teams have been trained to be trainers from the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.

Country teams were first exposed to this model in May 2016 and this has been received very well. In the TOT workshop we saw multiple examples of QI projects successfully undertaken in hospitals in all these countries. Countries are now planning to hold national level trainings soon.

This package has been jointly prepared by WHO-SEARO, WHOCC-AIIMS and ASSIST and fits in very well within the Global and regional frameworks. This also reflects great collaboration of multiple agencies – UNICEF, UNFPA, USAID and WHO.

Sent by Dr Rajesh Mehta, MD
Medical Officer-Child and Adolescent Health, WHO South East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi


Download POCQI-Learner Manual [PDF]
Download POCQI-Coaching Manual [PDF]

Capacity Building Workshop for Leading & Facilitating QI

Capacity Building Workshop for Leading & Facilitating QI held at AIIMS, New Delhi from 23-25 January 2017. Facilitated by lead  trainers from IHI. Coached 30 participants to become future QI leaders. Supported by USAID ASSIST.

The QI teams with Director AIIMS, MS AIIMS, Dean AIIMS

QI group work in progress

With IHI Mentors Azharm, Maureen, Abha

QI Session in progress

Address by Director, AIIMS

QI participants

3rd QI Teaching Session for QI Teams

The 3rd QI session for teaching core team was held in NHKC, Dept of Pediatrics.

Topic: Spreading new ideas
i. What is ‘spread’?
ii. Everett Rogers Theory of Diffusion
iii. Factors that determine spread
iv. Other Theories for Spread of Ideas
v. Designing from the start for spread

Many new team members joined from Emergency Medicine Dept.


2nd QI Teaching Session for QI Trainers

The second training session was in Pediatrics Seminar Room – all about Understanding Organizations

  1. Gain an appreciation of a System (Systems Thinking)
  2. Understand basic concepts of Complexity Science
  3. Understand the importance of systems thinking to improvement
Aparna Sharma from AIIMS sharing the great work at Taunggi hospital, Myanmar to improve care for newborns.