Evidence-based Practice Identification and Change / Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement (EPIC/PHSI) is a 3-y knowledge transfer / quality improvement project jointly funded by CIHR and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

The research questions to be addressed include:

  • Generalizability: Can EPIQ be generalized for application to all NICUs? Specifically, can successful strategies from the Infection Study be used to develop a generalized practice change for rapid adoption by other NICUs.
  • Sustainability: Can EPIQ-reduced hospital acquired infection rates be sustained over time?
  • National Application: Can a national system for quality improvement based on the EPIQ model successfully support improvement on an on-going basis?