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Quality improvement in health care is a structured process to collect and analyze information, which leads to actions that result in measureable improvements in health services and patient outcomes. Hospitals can utilize a variety of tools and resources to investigate data and manage performance improvements. Please note: on some web browsers, document links may automatically download to your computer rather than open up on your screen.

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Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Understanding and Creating a Scatter Diagram
Part of a series of webinars on effective data collection strategies for quality improvement plans , this recording will review how to construct and interpret the results of the scatter diagram.
Video    Date Added: 09/13/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 20 2023 11:01AM  
An Orientation Guide for the New Quality Improvement Professional
This document from the Nebraska Hospital Association is an educational resource for individuals getting started as a quality improvement professional.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/18/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 19 2023 11:27AM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Understanding and Creating a Histogram
Part of a series of webinars on effective data collection strategies for quality improvement programs, this recording will review how to construct and interpret the results of the histogram.
Video    Date Added: 09/18/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 20 2023 11:00AM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Creating SMART Goals
Part of a webinar series providing guidance in the use of performance and process quality improvement tools, this recording focuses on creating SMART goals for performance improvement projects.
Video    Date Added: 11/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 1 2023 12:46PM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Effective Use of the PDSA Cycle
Part of a TMF webinar series providing guidance in the use of performance and process quality improvement tools, this recording focuses on the effective use of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle in improvement projects.
Video    Date Added: 12/04/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 4 2023 2:35PM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Understanding and Creating a Process Flow Map
Part of a webinar series providing guidance in the use of performance and process quality improvement tools, this recording focuses on understanding and creating the Process Flow Map to assist in process improvement efforts.
Video    Date Added: 12/20/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2023 2:38PM  
Quality Improvement Resources
This Public Health Foundation website provides resources and tools, including case studies and white papers, for implementing the quality improvement process.
Web link    Date Added: 08/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 15 2023 9:40PM  
Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has developed a toolkit with resources to help create a quality improvement project.
Web link    Date Added: 07/06/2017    Date Last Modified: Aug 15 2023 9:28PM  
Quality Improvement Workbook
This one-stop resource for interactive quality improvement activities and worksheets from Telligen will support your organization’s quality improvement journey
Web link    Date Added: 06/29/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 15 2023 9:19PM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Understanding and Creating the Pie Chart
Part of a series of webinars on effective data collection and presentation strategies for quality improvement programs, this recording will review how to construct and analyze the results of the pie chart.
Video    Date Added: 10/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 5 2023 4:34PM  
Quality Improvement Basics
This QI Basics course from Stratis Health is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and tools to start quality improvement projects at their facilities.
Web link    Date Added: 08/16/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 16 2023 9:11AM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Understanding and Creating the Bar Chart
Part of a series of webinars on effective data collection and presentation strategies for quality improvement programs, this recording will review how to construct and analyze the results of the bar chart.
Video    Date Added: 10/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 5 2023 4:56PM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Collecting Data for Analysis
The first in a series of four webinars about the importance of data in quality improvement efforts, this recording will review the process of collecting meaningful data for analysis.
Video    Date Added: 08/23/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 28 2023 4:59PM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Creating and Understanding the Run Chart
The second in a series of four webinars about the importance of data in quality improvements efforts, this recording will discuss how to create and interpret a run chart.
Video    Date Added: 08/23/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 28 2023 5:00PM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Creating and Understanding the Pareto Chart
The third in a series of four webinars about the importance of data in quality improvements efforts, this recording will discuss how to create and interpret a pareto chart.
Video    Date Added: 08/23/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 28 2023 4:59PM  
Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response
This updated topic guide from Rural Health Information Hub shares resources and information to help rural communities address their emergency preparedness and response needs.
Web link    Date Added: 01/25/2024    Date Last Modified: Jan 25 2024 3:10PM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Prioritizing Your Projects with a Prioritization Matrix
The final video in a webinar series about the importance of data in quality improvements efforts, this recording will review how health care professionals can create a prioritization matrix to prioritize process improvement projects.
Video    Date Added: 08/23/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 28 2023 5:01PM  
Learning the Ropes of Health Care Quality Improvement: Understanding and Creating a Swimlane Diagram
Part of a webinar series providing guidance in the use of performance and process quality improvement tools, this recording focuses on understanding and creating the Swimlane Diagram to assist in process improvement efforts.
WebEx    Date Added: 02/09/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 9 2024 2:26PM