Taking Innovation to the Bedside to Improve Outcomes: Empowered Improvers at Cincinnati Children’s

Event Date
Tuesday, 30 May 2017

On 30th May we were pleased to have Professor Stephen Muething present at our seminar series. You can view the seminar video here.



Dr Stephen E. Muething, Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics, Fulbright Scholar


At Cincinnati Children’s part of our journey to transform our organization involves decreasing the time from discovery to improved outcomes for patients and families. Too often new knowledge and breakthroughs exist, but do not reach the patients that will benefit in a timely and reliable manner.

To change this, we have been engaging teams of clinicians, researchers and patients. Together we are learning our way to new methods of research and improvement that involve and engage those at the front line to solve the problems that are the most pressing to our patients and families. Approximately 10 years into this journey we are seeing positive trends and results. This talk will share both the general approach and specific examples.

Speaker profile

Dr. Stephen Muething is co-director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Muething was recently awarded the Michael and Suzette Fisher Family Chair for Safety at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He now focuses on the strategic goals of Cincinnati Children’s to improve all aspects of care including safety, outcomes, experience and affordability. His improvement work and research focuses on high reliability culture, situation awareness, managing by prediction and lean leadership.

Dr. Muething was one of the founders of the Children’s Hospital Solution for Patient Safety and now serves as strategic advisor. This network, of more than 100 children’s hospitals, is collaborating to eliminate serious harm for all pediatric patients across the United States and Canada. He serves on multiple national pediatric safety groups and is a frequent consultant for regional, national and international safety and quality initiatives. He has lectured in more than a dozen countries.

Dr. Muething started as a solo practitioner and spent the first decade of his clinical career building a pediatric practice and inpatient unit in rural Indiana. He then focused on inpatient systems at Cincinnati Children’s as the first leader of the Hospital Medicine program and was at the forefront of multiple transformations in care delivery including family-centered rounds, systematic adoption of evidence-based practice and inpatient microsystems.

Seminar details

Date: Tuesday 30th May 2017

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Venue: Seminar room, Level 1, 75 Talavera Road, Macquarie University

Chair: Mr Peter Hibbert, Program Manager, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, AIHI.

Please register for this seminar