Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, serves as the Quality Improvement Program Manager for PCPI, formerly the American Medical Association-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. Prior to the PCPI, Stephen was the Manager of Quality Implementation Programs at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) where he served as the program manager for the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, as well as developing and coordinating a 63-hospital national quality improvement collaborative (with the Society of Hospital Medicine) focused on the early recognition and treatment of severe sepsis on hospital floors. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), and received his Lean Healthcare Certificate and Six Sigma Green Belt in Healthcare from the University of Michigan. He has an MBA in Health Care Management from Loyola University Chicago. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Early in his career, Stephen was trained at the Deming Institute and over the years applied Lean tools and statistical analysis in a number of improvement projects
Stephen also is a published author. He co-authored an article in the Journal of Health Care Finance entitled, The Economics of Healthcare Quality and Medical Errors, in which he estimated that the loss in human potential from death and injury due to preventable medical harm to be nearly $1 trillion annually. He has also written on communicating about health care quality in a time of reform and transparency. Additionally, his work has been published in the Joint Commission’s Journal on Quality Improvement and elsewhere.
Stephen is active in the National Association for Healthcare quality, serving on its annual conference planning committee. He also serves on the planning committee for the Illinois Association of Health Quality's annual meeting. Stephen is a member of the American society of Professionals in Patient Safety too.
Previously, Stephen had an extensive career as an accomplished, accredited health care marketing communications professional serving leading academic medical centers, health care providers, associations and other organizations focused in health care quality.