Quality Improvement

Select sustainable change initiatives External Link

Tools & Guides - October 13, 2016
AMA STEPSforward -

Module guide to implement successful, sustainable practice change. Includes simple, three-step framework to prioritize and choose the right change opportunity, answers to common questions, and downloadable tools to guide your practice.

Starting Lean health care External Link

Tools & Guides - October 13, 2016
AMA STEPSforward -

Module walking through common Lean methods to help you select the right ones for your practice. Includes six steps to help implement, answers to common questions, and case vignettes. 

Quality Improvement using Plan-Do-Study-Act External Link

Tools & Guides - October 13, 2016
AMA STEPSforward -

Module to help build a structured approach to quality improvement using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles. PDSA provides a strightforward approach to implementing change and continuing to make improvements.

Preventive Care Measures: Tactics for Success External Link

Tools & Guides - August 3, 2016
HealthInsight -

This document identifies common process changes that can be implemented to improve preventive care measures. Included in this document are: general process improvements; immunizations process improvements; and process improvements for screenings and assessments. 

Improving Behavioral Health for Older Adults External Link

Tools & Guides - July 1, 2016
HealthInsight -

This resource includes information on HealthInsight's Improving Behavioral Health for Older Adults initiative, which is focused on helping communities build the connections to close gaps in care for older adults with depression and alcohol misuse.

Team Development Measure External Link

Tools & Guides - June 16, 2016
PeaceHealth -

The Team Development Measure (TDM) is a measure of a clinical team’s development level and can be used as a performance measure to promote quality improvement in team-based health care. Levels are determined by measuring how firmly the following components are in place on a team.
 

Value-Based Care Assessment Tool External Link

Tools & Guides - May 20, 2016
Rural Health Value -

Use the Rural Health Value Team’s comprehensive Value-Based Care Strategic Planning Tool (VBC Tool) to assess 121 different value-based care capacities in eight categories. After you complete the online VBC Tool, you will receive a Value-Based Care Readiness Report.

Cardiac Measures: Tactics for Success External Link

Tools & Guides - March 14, 2016
HealthInsight -
This document identifies common process changes that can be implemented to improve cardiac measures in the area of quality, effectiveness and payment. In many cases, these changes can be used to address multiple measures beyond cardiac care.