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Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit  

Briggs Healthcare

IHI’s Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch a successful quality improvement project and manage performance improvement. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

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The difference between audit and research in quality improvement

Life Qi

In this blog we are going to look at the difference between audit and research in Quality Improvement (QI) and how these methodologies can work together in the quality space. Let’s start by taking a look at Quality Improvement or QI.

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Quality Improvement: Eliminating the Silo Effect in Healthcare Organizations

HIT Consultant

The healthcare industry has always been under pressure to find ways to provide consistently improving patient satisfaction and outcomes in the face of a rapidly changing medical and regulatory environment. Collaboration is key to the ability to improve patient outcomes.

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Coaching Individuals for Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Life Qi

As the Point of Care Quality Improvement (POCQI) Coaching Guide neatly sums up: ‘Regular coaching is important for maintaining momentum in improving quality of care.’

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Improving Communication From Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facility Through Standardized Hand-Off: A Quality Improvement Project

Patient Safety

This project aims to improve hand-off communication from hospital to SNF by utilizing a standardized hand-off tool. Methods: Lewin’s change management theory (CMT) guided this quality improvement (QI) project.

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How to Write a Quality Improvement Project

Patient Safety

It is not uncommon for those involved in hospital- or healthcare organization–based quality improvement (QI) initiatives to implement a robust QI project, present the results within the organization, celebrate wins, and quickly move on to the next project that demands attention.

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Why take an ICS approach to quality improvement

Life Qi

Improvement is at the heart of the ICS purpose. We also discovered how they will plan and deliver joined up services to improve the health of people in their localities.

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IA: 2022 Civil Money Penalty Quality Improvement Initiative (CMPQII) Grant

Briggs Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) permits states to direct collected civil money penalty funds for quality improvement projects that enhance the quality of care and the quality of life for NF residents.

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The Surgical Safety Huddle: A Novel Quality Improvement Patient Safety Initiative

Patient Safety

NEWS >7 not improving after 72 hours 3. Quality improvement tools were used to generate regular dialogue with the clinical teams, resulting in the concept of the surgical safety huddle being proposed.

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Diffusion and dissemination - Types of spread in quality improvement

Life Qi

In this article we’re going to look at the types of ‘spread’ used in Quality Improvement (QI). Introduction. In particular, we compare diffusion and dissemination.

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How to measure scale and spread of a quality improvement project

Life Qi

In this blog, we‘re going to be looking at how you can measure scale and spread in your Quality Improvement (QI) projects and what methods you can use to help you do this.

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How jump starting quality improvement efforts can lead to transformational change

Meditech

We all have grand aspirations as we embark on new projects, but many times, even the best-laid plans are at the mercy of an all too common roadblock: “it’s just not the right time.”. Physician EHR Transformative Technology Care Coordination

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Mandatory Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Core Set Reporting

Health Policy News

All Posts Uncategorized ACA Child Core Set CHIP CHIPRA CMS data sharing fact sheet Medicaid proposed rule quality improvement

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#JHMChat: Handling Patient Safety Events With a Focus on Just Culture, Not Prosecution

Hospital Medicine

Career Development Communication Day in the Life of a Hospitalist HR, Recruiting & Staffing JHM Research Series Leadership Operations Patient Experience Patient Safety Practice Management Quality Improvement (QI) Research Uncategorized

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#JHMChat Recap: EHR Documentation–What Makes a Good Note?

Hospital Medicine

Clinical Documentation Information Technology JHM Research Series Operations Patient Experience Patient Safety Planning (strategic, business plans) Practice Management Quality Improvement (QI) Research UncategorizedCould being on Twitter make you a better note-writer?

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Financial health: Lean hacks to accelerate your recovery

CHQ Healthcare

Applying some of these basic quality improvement strategies from the Lean methodology can help you identify and eliminate waste and standardize your processes to increase efficiency, lower costs, and improve employee job satisfaction. Quick-win improvements. Updated Sept.

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Addressing Our Patients’ Most Difficult COVID-19 Concerns

Hospital Medicine

Career Development Communication COVID-19 Day in the Life of a Hospitalist Ethics (clinical and business) HR, Recruiting & Staffing ID Leadership Operations Patient Experience Patient Satisfaction Planning (strategic, business plans) Public Health Quality Improvement (QI) Uncategorized

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Navigating Challenges in COVID-19 Care: Early Strategies for Adapting to a Moving Target

Hospital Medicine

Communication COVID-19 COVID-19 Centers of Excellence Series Day in the Life of a Hospitalist End of Life Care Global Health ID Leadership Operations Patient Experience Planning (strategic, business plans) Public Health Quality Improvement (QI) Uncategorized

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Providing Inclusive Care for Vulnerable Populations In Conjunction With LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Hospital Medicine

Career Development Communication Day in the Life of a Hospitalist Ethics (clinical and business) Global Health Leadership Patient Experience Patient Safety Patient Satisfaction Planning (strategic, business plans) Practice Management Public Health Quality Improvement (QI) Research Uncategorized

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Tips for Hospitalists Caring for Patients with PTSD

Hospital Medicine

Academia Career Development Communication Day in the Life of a Hospitalist Operations Patient Experience Planning (strategic, business plans) Public Health Quality Improvement (QI) UncategorizedJune is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month.

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The Routine Daily Physical Exam: Worthwhile or Waste of Time?

Hospital Medicine

Academia Career Development Communication Day in the Life of a Hospitalist Effectiveness/Efficiency JHM Research Series Leadership MedEd Operations Patient Experience Patient Safety Patient Satisfaction Planning (strategic, business plans) Quality Improvement (QI) Uncategorized

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CAPP Shares Insights of Employer Dialogues at WHCC and SIIA

Accountable Care Doctors

This common interest is especially true with CAPP members, who have a keen focus on improving quality, care coordination, and patient outcomes, with a focus on the total health of the patient for the long term. Outcomes-based Payment Physician Leadership Quality Improvement

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CAPP Shares Insights of Employer Dialogues at WHCC and SIIA

Accountable Care Doctors

This common interest is especially true with CAPP members, who have a keen focus on improving quality, care coordination, and patient outcomes, with a focus on the total health of the patient for the long term. Outcomes-based Payment Physician Leadership Quality Improvement

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Virtual Care Today and Tomorrow Presented at WHCC

Accountable Care Doctors

Our goal in deepening and expanding our digital patient care pathways is to create value for all of the Quadruple Aim goals: better quality health outcomes, affordability, customer experience and clinician experience,” — Courtney Stevens, Director of Virtual Care for Henry Ford Health System.

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Virtual Care Today and Tomorrow Presented at WHCC

Accountable Care Doctors

Our goal in deepening and expanding our digital patient care pathways is to create value for all of the Quadruple Aim goals: better quality health outcomes, affordability, customer experience and clinician experience,” — Courtney Stevens, Director of Virtual Care for Henry Ford Health System.

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Aligning the Interests of Employer Purchasers and Physicians to Accelerate Value

Accountable Care Doctors

At the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), we define and practice value-based care as care that is coordinated through teams, connected with health information technology, led by physicians, and paid based on quality and cost outcomes. Outcomes-based Payment Quality Improvemen

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Investigating Research Gaps in Value-Based Care

Accountable Care Doctors

Importance of shared risk in driving better performance on cost and quality. Health Care Reform Health Information Technology Integrated/Coordinated Care Outcomes-based Payment Physician Leadership Quality Improvement

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COVID-19 Lessons: A Path to a Better Health Care System

Accountable Care Doctors

Their learnings from, and experience with, the COVID-19 experience point to the path toward sustainable, high quality health care. The patient experience also significantly improves when care is coordinated versus delivered piecemeal.

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Investigating Research Gaps in Value-Based Care

Accountable Care Doctors

Importance of shared risk in driving better performance on cost and quality. Health Care Reform Health Information Technology Integrated/Coordinated Care Outcomes-based Payment Physician Leadership Quality Improvement

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June Roundup 2021

Life Qi

Coaching Quality Improvement Teams.

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September Roundup 2021

Life Qi

Spread, scale and sustainability in quality improvement.

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May Roundup 2021

Life Qi

The importance of coaching in Quality Improvement.

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Removing the complexity from healthcare payments

Healthcare Dive

The healthcare industry has made significant strides in care quality improvement, but its approach to submitting and paying claims is still overly complex

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Avedis Donabedian: The creator of the Donabedian Model of Care

Life Qi

Avedis Donabedian is our penultimate Quality Improvement (QI) hero in our series of blogs. Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1919, he studied as a doctor and made his way into quality improvement, becoming a key influence and innovator in improvement in healthcare.

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Virginia Mason Production System

Life Qi

In this blog, we are going to look at the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS) and its influence on Quality Improvement (QI) across the globe.

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CMS Foreshadows Policy Areas for Future Rulemaking

Health Policy News

As we noted in the recent recent Health Policy News overview of the second Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2022, the process of finalizing Exchange guidance.

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Bill Smith: The Motorola Engineer who invented Six Sigma

Life Qi

In this article we are going to look at Bill Smith, another Quality Improvement (QI) hero – and sometimes known as the ‘father of Six Sigma’.

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What is a PDSA cycle?

Life Qi

A Plan-Do-Study-Act or PDSA cycle is a four-step model for improvement, which can be used to provide a framework for quality improvement changes.

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Kaoru Ishikawa: The man who invented the fishbone diagram

Life Qi

Kaoru Ishikawa is considered the ‘Father of Japanese Quality’ for his creation of innovative developments in quality management. Ishikawa is a hugely respected figure in Quality Improvement, having been instrumental in developing quality initiatives in Japan.

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Total Quality Management

Life Qi

What is Total Quality Management. Total Quality Management or TQM is a quality management approach often used in Quality Improvement (QI), with a focus on producing quality products and services in order to fulfil customer needs.

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Taiichi Ohno: Hero of the Toyota Production System

Life Qi

Taiichi Ohno (1912 - 1990) was a leader in industrial engineering and is well known as the creator of the Toyota Production System, which in turn inspired the Lean theory and stemmed a wide range of Quality Improvement processes.

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Clinical Microsystems

Life Qi

In this article, we’re going to take a look at clinical microsystems: what they are, what they consist of, what they do and their value to healthcare, and - more specifically - their value within Quality Improvement (QI).

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Benefits of a Driver Diagram

Life Qi

We'll also see how this can help your quality improvement (QI) team. In the last article, we looked at how and when to use a driver diagram in your quality improvement project.