Data for Hospital Operations or Quality Improvement Projects
As a general rule if the intent of your project is either clinical operations improvement or clinical quality improvement, you should be getting your data from the clinical reporting team of the associated hospital.
However in some cases the clinical reporting team requests RIC's involvement in a case, typically when the project seems to be in a grey area spanning quality improvement and research.
When asked by your hospital’s clinical reporting team to supply you with data, we are happy to do so. But the request must come to us from the appropriate Operations/Quality program leadership at the hospital. We are not in a position to accept an investigator’s assertion that the project does not constitute research, we look to either the IRB or the appropriate Hospital decision-makers to make this determination.
Once we receive an official request from the QI or Operations department of either SHC or Packard to supply you with data for a quality or operations improvement project, there is one more step you must take:
Complete your Obligations Attestation
Before we supply you with any data in support of clinical quality or operational improvement you need to agree to a set of obligations regarding data privacy and security.
Opening a QI project request with Stanford Children's Health
To launch a new QI project with the LPCH Stanford Center for Quality & Clinical Effectiveness, please e-mail the Analytics & Clinical Effectiveness team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening a QI project request with SHC
The IT Service Catalogue is available at https://stanfordhc.service-now.com/ITS/main.do.
As an alternative, you can go through the “Connect To” on the SHC Connect webpage:
- Click “Connect To”
- Select “IT Services”
- On the left hand side of the Information Technology Services page select “SELF SERVICE PORTAL.”
This will take you to the Service Catalog:
Steps for creating a new report request
- Select “Request Services” from the Service Catalog
- Select “Reporting Services Request
Then simply fill out the form with the information about your request.