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.

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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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.

RISE HEDIS® & Quality Improvement Summit

Twistle

RISE HEDIS ® & Quality Improvement Summit 2021. Don’t miss the only conference dedicated to providing cutting-edge insight specifically on HEDIS® and related quality-improvement efforts – RISE HEDIS ® & Quality Improvement Summit 2021.

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.

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.

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.

#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?

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

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

Hospital Medicine

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

Hospital Medicine

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

Hospital Medicine

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

June Roundup 2021

Life Qi

Coaching Quality Improvement Teams.

September Roundup 2021

Life Qi

Spread, scale and sustainability in quality improvement.

Cost is NOT the threat to US healthcare quality

The Healthcare Quality Blog

Guys, listen: on my recent daily read through of articles on healthcare quality, I ran across one that made me want to share. It all started with a quote that “Cost is the number one threat to quality in the United States…” Ummm…nope.

Secrets Of Applying Value Added Time Concept in Healthcare

The Healthcare Quality Blog

For those of you following along, take this as one more example of the special nuances of applying classic quality concepts in healthcare: value added time. The application of VAT in healthcare, in this way, has some interesting consequences for how we improve the value in our systems.

May Roundup 2021

Life Qi

The importance of coaching in Quality Improvement.

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.

How to develop and execute a spread plan

Life Qi

In this article we’re going to look at various elements of your spread plan for Quality Improvement (QI) including establishing an aim for spread, as well as developing and executing your spread plan.

How to Run an Effective QI Project Team Meeting

Life Qi

In this article we’re going to be looking at the importance of quality improvement (QI) meetings and how they can be a vital tool in supporting your improvement efforts.

Spread and scale – what’s the difference?

Life Qi

Whereas this might sound a slightly bleak statistic, in this article, we are going to look at spread and scale in QI and how large-scale improvement can be achievable with the right amount of planning, commitment and support.

Coaching Improvement Project Teams in Healthcare

Life Qi

Coaching improvement project teams can be a really rewarding process. In your role as a Quality Improvement (QI) coach you can help spread the QI message across your organisation and enable your teams to create transformational change.

Reflecting on 2021 and recognising great work shared by our Life QI community

Life Qi

The passion for quality improvement in healthcare is so powerful and continues to drive brilliant work across the globe and we are honoured to be a part of that.

CDC Updates Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Nursing Homes Preparing for COVID-19

Briggs Healthcare

Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) tools are used to systematically assess a healthcare facility’s infection prevention and control (IPC) practices and guide quality improvement activities (e.g., Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

7 Spreadly Sins - what not to do when spreading improvement

Life Qi

In this article, we’re going to be looking at what the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has identified as ‘7 Spreadly Sins’ when spreading improvement – i.e. what not to do when you are trying to spread your healthcare improvement project!

Getting Started with HQRP CASPER QM Reports Now Available

Briggs Healthcare

This fact sheet contains information about the two CASPER Quality Measure (QM) reports available to hospice providers. Additionally, this fact sheet includes one potential model hospices could employ to use the QM reports for quality improvement. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.