Janice A. Schriefer, M.B.A., M.S.N., Dr.P.H.
Janice A. Schriefer, M.B.A., M.S.N., Dr.P.H.View Contact & Scheduling
Dr. Schriefer has been an integral member of our department quality team since her arrival in 2006. Dr. Schriefer has supported many of our quality improvement efforts including the community based obesity prevention and management projects, the inpatient multidisciplinary pediatric asthma care team (IMPACT) and the acquiring diagnostics at patient-centric times (ADAPT) initiative. The IMPACT team won the 2014 URMC Board Quality Award and the 2015 Health Care Association of New York Award for Patient Safety and Quality.
Dr. Schriefer works with our pediatric surgical colleagues to help reduce surgical complications. She is the coach for the Pediatric Surgery Pursuing Excellence Initiative team that is expanding resident involvement in quality and safety. Dr. Schriefer participates on many of the children's hospital Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) teams and coaches most of the Pediatric Unit Based Performance Program (UPP) teams. She is the on the URMC team that approves and oversees Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV projects and the Department Divisional QI projects. She is a Tutor in the Mastering Medical Information course for 1st year Medical Students in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She teaches QI to resident, fellows and attendings in various courses throughout the year.
Dr. Schriefer has been a faculty member and a Quality Leader for the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Improvement collaborative since 2002. She is currently the Quality Leader for a group of 9 NICUs focused on improving the care for the micro-premature infant. Dr. Schriefer works remotely for the Burlington Vermont based Vermont Oxford Network and has been instrumental in VON's Quality Improvement efforts internationally.
Dr. Schriefer has won numerous regional and national quality awards including the The USA Today / Rochester Institute of Technology Quality Cup for the UVM Early Extubation project, The Mosby Patient Safety and Quality Award, the URMC Board Quality Award, the Health Care Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Patient Safety, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical QI Program Abstract Award, the Greater Rochester Quality Council Performance Award, the URMC Team Based Care Summit Award, the URMC Operations Excellence Lean Award and Quality and the Get Well Network Clinical Quality Innovation Award. She has a long list of peer reviewed publications and has presented at many national quality meetings.
Dr. Schriefer was nominated for the URMC Senior Leadership Education and Development (SLED) Program. The SLED Program brings together Associate Professor level Medical School faculty through evidenced-based, collaborative learning to develop transformational academic leaders. The goals of the program are to lead by developing others, set direction and vision, develop organizational efficiencies and implement strategic plans.
Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospitalist (SMD)
Post-doctoral Training & Residency
Center for Advanced Pediatric Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 2004 - 2006
Dr. P.H. | University of Michigan. Public Health. 2004
MSN | University of Vermont. Nursing. 1994
MBA | University of Vermont. Business or Commerce. 1990
BSN | Hartwick College. Nursing. 1985
Distinguished Service Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 2022 - 2023
2022 Performance Excellence Customer Service Award (GJ Express). 2022 - 2023
Honorific Membership Award. 2022 - 2023
Leadership Foundations Team for Safety Disparities. 2022 - 2023
URMC Summer Bootcamp Faculty Awardee. 2022
URMC Cohot I Awardee. 2022 - 2023
Health Equity Innovation NICU Follow Through Care Award. 2021 - 2022
Quality Safety and Value Award. 2020 - 2021
Team Based Care Summit Award for Pediatric Hospital Medicine LEAD QI Project. 2020
Silver Award for Operation Excellence Pursuing Excellence Initiative. 2020 - 2021
Bronze Award for Team Excellence Asthma QI. 2019 - 2020
Meliora Award for 7North Central Line Infection Prevention. 2019 - 2020
LEAN Award for Pediatric ICU Pursuing Excellence Team. 2019
URMC Strong Star. 2018
URMC Senior Leader Education and Development Program Nominee. 2018
Greater Rochester Quality Council Performance Award. 2018
High Performing Team Lean / Operations Excellence Silver Award. 2017
Team Based Care Summit Innovation Award. 2017
National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Award. 2017 - 2018
URMC Bronze Strong Star Award. 2016
URMC, Strong Star. 2015
2015 Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety. 2015
Distinguished Nursing Alumnus Award, Hartwick College. 2014
University of Rochester Board Quality Award - Inpatient Asthma Care. 2013
Community Health Improvement Award for Asthma Education. 2011
University of Rochester Board Quality Award - Central Line Infection Reduction. 2010
Interactive Patient Care - Pediatric Clinician Get Connected Award. 2009
Pew Charitable Trust IOM Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy. 1996 - 2004
Dr. Schriefer's primary research colleagues include Jeffrey Horbar MD from Vermont Oxford Network (VON), James Gray MD from Dartmouth Medical School and Louis Halamek MD from Stanford University and the Center for Advanced Pediatric Education (CAPE). Dr. Schriefer collaborated with researchers and grant evaluators from John Snow Incorporated and Stephen Cook MD MPH. She has worked on a HRSA grant in the area of epilepsy care for children as part of a Maternal Child Health Grant. Dr. Schriefer collaborated with Rita Dadiz DO on a HRSA funded grant to study teamwork and communication in the delivery room simulation lab and the surgical delivery rooms at URMC. Dr. Schriefer was involved in a Community Partnership research grant with Julie Christiansen MSW PhD at EquiCenter in Mendon NY studying the impact of leisure activities for children with special health care needs.
Erlick, MR; Pulhamus, M; Schriefer, J; Buholtz, K; DiRaddo, M; Foito, T; Hill-Sober, C; Levatino, E; Neumeister, SK; Pizzo, A; Sosa, TK; Ruffolo, LI; Verna, S; Wakeman, DS; Martin, HA.
Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. 2023; .
Kanaley, RL; Gillette, C; Schriefer, J; Gottfried, JA; Bramley, J.
British Journal of Nursing. 2023; 32(2): S18-S26.
Keller, AR; Kanaley, RL; Starr, T; Strollo, B; Scharf, M; Massachi' S; Angell, L; Clough, CD; Schriefer J.
Hospital Pediatrics. 2022; 12(5): 499-506.
Ramazani, S; Gottfried, J; Leonard, M; Lynn, J; Kaissi, M; Schriefer; J; Bayer, N.
Hospital Pediatrics. 2021; 11(7): 670-678.
Bracken, AE; Schriefer, J; Whalen, H; Fable, J; Solan, LE; Philip, S; Davis, C; Shipley, LJ; Barker, E; Roberts, A; Angell, L; Flannery ,M; Muoio, E; Frey, S.
Hospital Pediatrics. 2021; 11(5): 478-484.
Erlick, M; Dutko-Fiorvanti, I; Studwell, S; Yaeger, J; Schriefer, J.
Journal of Patient Experience. 2021; 8(1): 1-10.
Ramazani S; Bayer ND; Gottfried JA; Wagner J; Leonard MS; Lynn J; Schriefer J.
Journal of Patient Experience. 2020; : 1-7.
Stevenson K, Brophy P, Kaczorowski J, Schriefer J.
Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 224: 6-9.
Ruffolo LI , Palhamus M, Fioto T, Levatino T, Martin H, Michels J, Schriefer J, Wolcott K, Wakeman D.
Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020; .
The Business Case for Surgical Quality--Using a Multidisciplinary Team to Drive Pediatric Surgery Quality Improvement
Wolcott, K; Schriefer, J; Michels, J; Meyers, J; Hilt, S; Gitzelmann, C; Pegoli, W; Caserta, M; McGuire, A; Thirukumaran, C; Pulhamus, M; Foito, T; Sanders.
Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. 2019; 8(1): 15-20.
Robinson R; Schriefer J; Gloff M; Michels J; Webber A; Hilt S; Sanders J; Herman E.
Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing. 2018; 7 (2): 49-59.
Implementation of a pediatric orthopedic surgery bundle to reduce surgical site infections.
Schriefer, J; Sanders, J; Michels, J, Wolcott, K; Ruddy, C.; Hanson, J.
Orthopedic Nursing. 2017; 36 (1): 49-59.
Biondi EA, Gottfried JA, Dutko Fioravanti I, Schriefer JA, Aligne CA, Leonard MS
Journal of clinical nursing.. 2015 May 24 (9-10):1320-6. Epub 11/25/2014.
A great idea: Staff Satisfaction Survey. Strides – Journal for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (Path Inc.). Summer: 46-48. http://www.omagdigital.com/publication/?i=264059
Schriefer, J; Christiansen, J; Atkinson, SA. (2015).
Using Quality Improvement Methods to Enhance Volunteer Experiences at EquiCenter. Strides – Journal for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (Path Inc.). Winter: 41-4.5 http://www.omagdigital.com/publication/?i=243228
Houliares, D; Taylor-Brown, S; Werth, K;, Benotti, L; Schriefer, J; Friedlander, J. (2105).
Quality improvement learning collaborative to examine foster care guideline. Children and Youth Services Review.
Jee, S; Szilagyi, M; Schriefer, J; Conn, A; Weld, J; Scribano, P; Sigor, L; Foreky, H; Arnold-Clark, J; Carmach, A; Chrtraus, C; LaRene, A; Harmon, D; Hodges, K; Scahill, M; Tonniges, T; Shropshire, D; Meister, S.
2015; 59: 84-89.
Continuous Quality Improvement in a Level IIIB NICU to Increase Human Milk Use at Day of Life 14, Day of Life 28, and Discharge.
Lowenstein, LM; Brown, J; Barrows, J; Foti, T; Scholer, L; LeVant, C; Schriefer, J.
ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 2014; 6(3): 137-143.
Respiratory Quality Improvement in the NICU
RT Magazine. 2013; : 2-3.
Development of a Multi-center Multidisciplinary Simulation -based Perinatal Team Training Program - The Vermont Oxford Network Experience
Butler, TJ; Suresh, GK; Lavin, JP; Oehlert, JW; Schriefer; JA; Halamek, LP.
Asian Journal of Clinical Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2013; .
Interdisciplinary simulation-based training to improve delivery room communication
Dadiz, R; Weinschreider, J; Schriefer, J; Arnold, C; Greves, CD; Crosby, EC; Wang, H; Pressman, EK; Guillet, R.
Simulation Healthcare. 2013; .
Quality Improvement- An Overview
Schriefer, J, Leonard, MS.
Pediatrics in Review. 2012; 33(8): 1-8.
Suresh GK, Ferguson LA, Tomlinson M, Campbell BB, Ohlinger J, Prochnicki B, Nicholas S, Warren MB, Edwards W, Chute L, Christian L, Hagen E, Sieber D, Schriefer J
Journal of nursing care quality.. 2007 22 (1):73-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
Ohlinger J, Kantak A, Lavin JP, Fofah O, Hagen E, Suresh G, Halamek LP, Schriefer JA
Pediatrics.. 2006 November 118 Suppl 2 :S147-52. Epub 1900 01 01.
Zabari M, Suresh G, Tomlinson M, Lavin JP, Larison K, Halamek L, Schriefer JA
Pediatrics.. 2006 November 118 Suppl 2 :S153-8. Epub 1900 01 01.
Lavin JP, Kantak A, Ohlinger J, Kaempf JW, Tomlinson M, Campbell B, Fofah O, Edwards W, Allbright K, Hagen E, Suresh G, Schriefer J
Pediatrics.. 2006 November 118 Suppl 2 :S169-76. Epub 1900 01 01.
Evidence-based Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine: The Neonatal Intensive Care Quality Improvement Collaborative Experience
Horbar, J.D.; Plsek, P.E.; Schriefer, J.A.; Leahy, K.;.
Pediatrics. 2006; 118(2): S57-S64.
Perinatal simulation of emergency cesarean section in the Vermont Oxford Network.
Lavin, J.; Hendrichs, S.; Schriefer, J.A.; Meija, Y.
Vermont Oxford Network. 2006; .
Schriefer JA, Botter ML
Outcomes management for nursing practice. 2001 5 (1):3-5. Epub 1900 01 01.
Schriefer JA, Botter ML
Outcomes management for nursing practice. 2001 5 (4):146-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
Schriefer JA, Botter ML
Outcomes management for nursing practice. 2001 5 (2):48-51. Epub 1900 01 01.
Schriefer JA, Botter ML
Outcomes management for nursing practice. 2001 5 (3):95-8. Epub 1900 01 01.
Merging clinical pathway programs as part of overall health system mergers: A ten-step guide
Schriefer, J.; Englehard, J.; Dicesare, L.; Miller, M.; Schriefer, J.H.
Journal on Quality Improvement. 2000; 26(1): 29-38.
Combining case management, pathways and report cards for cardiac prevention.
Levkneckt, L.; Schriefer, J.H.; Schriefer, J.A.; Meconis, B.
Journal on Quality Improvement. 1997; 23(3): 162-174.
Care Management - old tools in new tool kit.
Schriefer, J.A.; Bangs, T.A.
Surgical Services Management. 1997; 3(6): 12-15.
Schriefer J, Urden LD, Rogers S
Outcomes management for nursing practice. 1997 1 (1):14-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
Increasing physician interest in QI & Pathways.
Schriefer, J.; VanDam, J.
IHI Eye on Improvement. 1996; 3(23): 7-8.
Linking process improvement, critical paths and outcome data to increased profitability.
Schriefer, J.A.; Cali, R.; Sugiyama, G.; Ryan, D.
Surgical Services Management. 1996; 2(6): 46-50.
Blondin J, Schriefer J, Shinozaki T, Calhoun B, Leavitt B, Deane R, LaChaunce W
Quality management in health care.. 1996 4 (2):42-54. Epub 1900 01 01.
Behr C, Mercier C, Schriefer J
Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality.. 1996 18 (4):21-3. Epub 1900 01 01.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Improvement Team.
Schriefer, J.A.; Blondin, J.
Effectiveness on Quality Improvement in Healthcare.
Case Management and Clinical Pathways - Improving Outcomes for Patients.
Schriefer, J.A.; Leff, E.; Barber, S.
Inside Case Management. 1995; 2(5): 1-3.
Improving breast-feeding support: A community health improvement project.
Leff, E.; Schriefer, J.; Hagan, J.; DeMarco, P.
Journal on Quality Improvement. 1995; 21(10): 521-529.
Quality management in health care.. 1995 3 (2):30-42. Epub 1900 01 01.
Reducing cardiac surgery wound infection rates.
Schriefer, J.A.; Wenneker, M.B.
IHI Eye on Improvement. 1994; 1(4): 7-8.
Critical pathways and clinical algorithms: A winning combination.
Quality Management in Health Care. 1994; 3(2): 8-9.
Building an infrastructure for successful critical pathways.
Quality Connection. 1994; 3(3): 10-11.
The synergy of critical pathways and clinical algorithms. .
Journal on Quality Improvement. 1994; 20(9): 485-499.
Reducing the length of stay for open-heart surgery patients.
Quality Connection. 1993; 2(3): 8-9.
Heart Surgery Process Improvements.
Quality Management in Health Care. 1993; 2(2): 38.
Ramazani S, Bayer ND, Gottfried JA, Wagner J, Leonard MS, Lynn J, Schriefer J. (2020) The Value of Family Advisors as Co-Leaders in Pediatric Quality Improvement Efforts: A Qualitative Theme Analysis. Journal of Patient Experience. July 10: 1-7.
Changes in Health Resource Use, Quality of Life and Productivity in Patients (2004)
Authors: Schriefer JA.
Publisher: UMI, Ann Arbor, MI 2004
Current Leadership Issues in Health Care (2001)
Chapter: Integration of Settings and Services
Authors: Schriefer J.
Publisher: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Oakbrook, IL 2001
Maintaining Quality in a Managed Care Environment (1997)
Chapter: Report Card Criteria for Outcomes Management.
Authors: Schriefer, J.A., Kirk, R.
Publisher: Aspen Publishers 1997
Managed Care's Financial Impact (1997)
Chapter: Quality, Access and Measuring System Performance
Authors: Schriefer, J.
Publisher: VHA and University of Vermont Publishing 1997
The Well-Managed Health Care Organization (3rd edition) (1996)
Chapter: Managing Critical Pathway Variances
Authors: Schriefer, J., Griffith, J.R.
Publisher: Healthcare Administration Press, Ann Arbor, MI 1996
National Directory of Healthcare Critical Pathways (2nd edition) (1996)
Chapter: Critical pathways for Butterworth Health System.
Authors: Schriefer, J.A.
Publisher: COR Healthcare Resources, Santa Barbara, CA 1996
National Directory of Healthcare Critical Pathways (1st edition) (1995)
Chapter: Critical pathways from the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Authors: Schriefer JA.
Publisher: COR Healthcare Resources, Santa Barbara, CA 1995
Abstracts of Clinical Care Guidelines (1995)
Chapter: Commentary on post-stroke rehabilitation AHCPR guideline
Authors: Schriefer JA.
Publisher: unknown 1995
In The Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders CQI Annual (1995)
Chapter: Identifying leverage points in clinical processes
Authors: Schriefer, J., Behr, C., McEachern, E. J., Veatch, R.
Publisher: unknown 1995
In The Juran prescription: Clinical Quality Management (1995)
Chapter: Improving care for cardiac surgery patients
Authors: Schriefer, J.A., Goonan, K.J.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA 1995
Achieving Pharmaceutical Care Through Personal Skills Development (1995)
Chapter: Clinical Pathways to Success
Authors: Massaud, N., Schriefer, J.A. & Weingarten, S.
Publisher: Comed Communications & Merck Publishing, West Point, PA 1995
Health Services Management (1994)
Chapter: Quality Connection Storyboards: Beth Israel Hospital Boston and Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Authors: Schriefer, J.A., Juran, D., Kovner, A.R. & Neuhauser, D.
Publisher: unknown 1994
Framework for Improving Performance - From Principles to Practice (1994)
Chapter: Postoperative extubation of open-heart surgery patients
Authors: Schriefer, J.A.
Publisher: Joint Commission 1994