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For more than a decade, Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) has organized its quality initiatives around the six domains of STEEEP care: safety, timeliness, efficacy, efficiency, equity, and patient-centeredness. The STEEEP Care Improvement team is responsible for spreading and sustaining quality improvement initiatives.



 Brett Stauffer

Brett D. Stauffer, MD, MHS

Dr. Stauffer is a practicing hospitalist and is Vice President and Associate Chief Quality Officer. In his roles, he has led a variety of BSWH efforts focused on technology improvement and care of patients with chronic disease, including development of order sets and improvement of care transitions for patients with heart failure.


Dr. Stauffer’s research efforts have focused on the improvement of health care delivery. He has served as a member of the Information Technology Section of the Texas Institute of Health Policy Research Shared Vision Project and is currently a co-investigator on a project in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center that was funded by the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Program.


Dr. Stauffer’s expertise includes clinical decision support and the development of physician-relevant usability metrics and guide validation efforts.


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