PNQIN utilizes the Model for Improvement in our quality improvement initiatives. Developed by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), this model asks three questions:
- What are we trying to accomplish?
- How will we know that a change is an improvement?
- What changes can we make that will result in improvement?
After answering these questions, then we employ Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles for small, rapid-cycle tests of change.
Visit IHI’s website to view/download helpful articles, including the complete QI Essentials Toolkit!
Topics in the PNQIN QI Starter Pack:
- Aim Statements
- Key Driver Diagrams
- Engaging Stakeholders
- Developing Interventions
- Measures for Improvement (Structure, Process, Outcome, and Balancing)
- Using the PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) Cycle
- PDSA: Making Adjustments
- Understanding Run Charts
- Understanding Variation (Data Control Charts)
- Increasing Intervention Scale & Scope
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