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David J. Ballard, MD, PhD. Chief Quality Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas) and President of the STEEEP Global Institute.

After completing degrees in chemistry, economics, epidemiology and medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Dr. Ballard trained at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. In his role as the CQO of the largest healthcare system in Texas, Dr. Ballard implements and evaluates clinical quality improvement initiatives across the system. The system achieves its care objectives by adhering to the STEEEP philosophy. The six domains of STEEEP are safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient-centered. Dr. Ballard's books, "Achieving STEEEP Health Care" and "The Guide to Achieving STEEEP Health Care," both were honored with the Shingo Research Award for their contributions to operational excellence.

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