This guide serves as companion to the Shingo Award winning book Achieving STEEEP Health Care, published by CRC Press in September 2013, which describes the Baylor Health Care System journey to delivering STEEEP care (Ballard et al.
About STEEEP Global Institute The STEEEP Global Institute is a division of Baylor Scott & White Health that specializes in health care quality improvement solutions.
Differences between ABC Baylor and other QI training programs include the integration of the main messages of the IOM, including the need for STEEEP
health care (2); reliance on QI examples that include clinical care; simplicity of the material and exclusion of advanced statistical concepts; and individual modules that focus on health care safety, service, equity, and chronic disease management.
Achieving STEEEP Health Care features perspectives of senior leaders in the areas of corporate governance, finance, and physician and nurse leadership; strategies for developing and supporting a culture of quality, including systems and tools for data collection, performance measurement, and reporting; service-line examples of successful quality improvement initiatives such as reducing heart failure readmissions; and approaches to accountable care and improved population health.
Ballard, MD, PhD, BHCS senior vice president and chief quality officer, president of the STEEEP Global Institute, and the book's editor.
About STEEEP Global Institute The STEEEP Global Institute is a division of Baylor Health Care System dedicated to helping other organizations improve health care quality.
A total of 60 clinical indicators focused on measures of health care underuse, overuse, and misuse are tracked through the Best Care Report, under the six STEEEP dimensions.
To integrate the concept of equity throughout health care operations and all other STEEEP dimensions of quality improvement and health care practices
Nevertheless, the growing body of research and quality improvement initiatives as well as the unique characteristics of BHCS and its current efforts suggest a comprehensive strategy in advancing the equity dimension of STEEEP (Table 1).
BHCS needs a methodical approach to establish a balanced set of measures for the equity component of STEEEP, based on importance (potential impact on health problems, policy makers' and consumers' concerns, and the system's capacity to address the problem), scientific soundness (scientific evidence for the measure, validity, reliability across population groups), and feasibility (amount and timeliness of data collection, cost of data collection, comparison across population groups) (42).