Establishing Measures | Quality 101

Are you looking to get started on a hospital-based quality improvement project? The Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Quality 101 resources draw from the knowledge and experience of renowned national experts in the field of quality and patient safety. Quality 101 showcases six important points critical to the success of quality improvement in the hospital.

Data collection, analysis, and presentation are essential to the success of any quality improvement program. As Brent James (a nationally recognized leader in quality improvement) says, “People improve what they measure.” Measurement is a critical part of testing and implementing changes; measures tell a team whether the changes they are making actually lead to improvement.

If you need additional support in leading a quality improvement effort, SHM’s signature programs can guide your team through each phase and provide individual mentoring in areas such as care transitions (Project BOOST®), Glycemic Control (GC), Medication Reconciliation (MARQUIS), Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). We also provide resources by clinical topic to help you find exactly what you need.

No matter where you are in the spectrum, SHM can assist you in your efforts. SHM encourages you to join the QI community and view the calendar for up to date information on key events and discussions around the quality and innovation movement.

Questions or Comments, please email thecenter@hospitalmedicine.org.