Identifying an appropriate quality improvement methodology is important to establishing a structured, sound approach to implementing a new initiative. The resources below provide a guide for selecting a quality/performance improvement methodology.
Many hospital/healthcare organizations have been turning to Six Sigma/Lean techniques traditionally used in the manufacturing industry to reduce waste and improve broken or sub-optimal processes. The articles below describe how some organizations have applied these techniques in healthcare.
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.
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