Quality Improvement Model

Overview

Quality Improvement Model

Improvement strategies, tools, and resources are essential to realize improvement in high reliability organizations.  Improvement work is new to many leaders who find themselves in quality roles, and new improvement teams charged with harm elimination are often not familiar  with the tools.  This section provides useful tools and strategies that will assist leaders, performance improvement teams, and other interested individuals with the basics of quality improvement.

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On Demand: The Right Treatment for the Right Patient Every Time – Applying Reliability Science to Health Care
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Web-based Training

IHI offers free and low-cost online courses that are available to take at your convenience. HQI encourages review of these tools for integration into hospital improvement methods.

Presentation features Dr. Roger Resar, IHI Senior Fellow and formerly Change Agent for the Mayo Health System, discussing the application of reliability science to health care. Reliability science provides a way to examine a multi-component process and increase the probability that the system will perform its intended function in the required time under commonly occurring conditions.

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On Demand: Improving Skills to Empower Front-Line Nurses
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Web-based Training

IHI offers free and low-cost online courses that are available to take at your convenience. HQI encourages review of these tools for integration into hospital improvement methods.

A series of three audio conferences were recorded to assist with spreading the leadership skills required in the ever-changing health care environment. Each call will help front-line nurses develop the skills necessary to lead improvement in their everyday work. Participants can register for one, two, or all three calls. Continuing education credits are offered for each call.

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Science of Improvement: How to Improve
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

IHI has provided the Model for Improvement as the framework to guide improvement work. The Model for Improvement,* developed by Associates in Process Improvement, is a simple, yet powerful tool for accelerating improvement. This model is not meant to replace change models that organizations may already be using, but rather to accelerate improvement.

Learn about the fundamentals of the Model for Improvement and testing changes on a small scale using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.