Jafet Arrieta, MD, MMS, Project Director and Improvement Advisor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She supports the development and implementation of quality improvement projects across Latin America and the United States, teaches quality improvement methods and provides coaching and support to leaders, managers and team members throughout the implementation of their projects. Jafet has extensive of experience in operational, oversight, management and leadership roles within the areas of public health, quality improvement and health systems strengthening across different low-, middle-, and high-resource settings. Jafet has previously served as Improvement Advisor for the Latin American Consortium for Innovation, Quality and Safety in Healthcare (CLICSS). She is a third-year student in the Harvard Chan School of Public Health Doctor of Public Health program, and holds a medical degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey School of Medicine, and a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery degree from Harvard Medical School.
Michael A. Posencheg, MD, Neonatologist and Medical Director, Intensive Care Nursery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has interests in the areas of quality improvement and patient safety. He completed the Improvement Advisor (IA) and Graduate IA program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. His team has made significant improvements in reducing unplanned extubations in ventilated infants, redesigning delivery room care and improving admission temperatures for infants with a birth weight <1250g, and reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the Intensive Care Nursery. Dr. Posencheg created a curriculum utilizing simulation technology to improve the teaching of neonatal resuscitation to pediatric residents. The results of this project and the delivery room redesign were published in Pediatrics. Dr. Posencheg is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.