Current QI Trends with Dr. M. Rashad Massoud and Dr. Pierre Barker

Tuesday, November 1st at 9 a.m.


We have travelled a long journey over the past two decades and learned a great deal about improving healthcare. This webinar will address some of the issues we are dealing with at the frontier of improving health care today, such as:

  1. Moving from improving simple processes to working with entire systems, encompassing multiple processes.
  2. Looking at how we enhance improvement through better governance of quality.
  3. Increasingly asking about the cost of improvement.
  4. Reducing the use of jargon and fads.
  5. Designing more rigorous interventions and evaluations to increase the attribution and generalizability.


  • Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Director, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project and Senior Vice President, Quality & Performance Institute, University Research Co. LLC. - Center for Human Services
  • Dr. Pierre M. Barker, Chief Global Partnerships and Programs Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

About the Presenters

M. Rashad Massoud, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., is a physician and public health specialist internationally recognized for his leadership in global health care improvement. He is the director of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. He is senior vice president at the Quality and Performance Institute at University Research Co., LLC (URC), where he has led URC’s quality improvement efforts in over 40 countries. Dr. Massoud pioneered the application of collaborative improvement methodology in several middle- and low-income countries. He helped develop the WHO strategy for design and scale-up of antiretroviral therapy to meet the 3x5 target, the large-scale improvement in the Russian Federation, improvement of rehabilitation care in Vietnam, the Policy and Regulatory Framework for the Agency for Accreditation and Quality Improvement in the Republic of Srpska, and plans for the rationalization of health services in Uzbekistan. He founded, and for several years led, the Palestinian health care quality improvement effort. He was a founding member and chairman of the Quality Management Program for Health Care Organizations in the Middle East and North Africa, which helped improve health care in five participating Middle East countries. Dr. Massoud chaired the April 2012 Salzburg Seminar: “Making Health Care Better in Low and Middle Income Economies: What are the next steps and how do we get there?” Dr. Massoud speaks English, Arabic, Russian, and French.

Pierre M. Barker, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., chief global partnerships and programs officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI),  is responsible for IHI’s Strategic Partnerships across the globe, and for IHI’s programming in countries around the world outside North America. In addition to advising governments and large organizations on quality strategies, IHI uses the science of improvement to promote improved outcomes in health and health care. Dr Barker also leads IHI’s extensive global programming in maternal and child health. In that capacity he is working with the WHO to help develop a global implementation strategy to improve quality of care for mothers and newborns. He attended medical school in South Africa, and trained in pediatrics in the UK and US. Before joining IHI, he was medical director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Children’s Hospital clinics, and was responsible for leading health-system-wide initiatives on improving access to care and chronic disease management. He is a clinical professor of pediatrics in the Maternal and Child Health Department at Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 09:00
Facebook icon
Twitter icon
LinkedIn icon
e-mail icon