1747. Overview of Quality Improvement
Session: Symposium: I’m Better than You and I Can Prove It: Quality Metrics for Clinical ID
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 10:30 AM
Room: W 2006-2008
Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, FIDSA, OU Physicians, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, is a Professor in the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He serves in the role of Chief Quality Officer for the OU Physicians Group and serves as the Medical Director of the Clinical Skills Education and Testing Center. Dr. Bratzler has worked in the field of healthcare quality measurement and improvement for many years. He has worked on the development and maintenance of national performance measures used to profile and publicly report metrics on quality of inpatient and outpatient healthcare as a contractor to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He has served twice as the President of the American Health Quality Association, is a past member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and a recent member of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals including JAMA, the New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Care, and others, and has given nearly 700 invited lectures nationally on topics related to improving healthcare quality. He received his medical degree from the Kansas City University College of Medicine and Biosciences and his Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. He is board certified in internal medicine. He is a Master Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.


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