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Simple, low-cost quality improvement techniques like preventing hospital-acquired infections through hand hygiene, empowerment of nurses to better communication patient concerns, effective communication, surgical safety check-lists to improve teamwork, and conducting mortality meetings can do much more to improve outcomes of child heart surgery than expensive new technology and equipment in developing countries like India. This was the view of top pediatric cardiologists from countries like India, US, Pakistan, Malaysia and Vietnam attending a two-day session of The International Quality Improvement Collaborative (IQIC) on Congenital Heart Surgery at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences from June 24 – 25, 2016.