QI Practical Applications

If you want to know how far you’ve come and how far you need to go, you have to know where you started. That’s where Telligen’s Relative Improvement Rate and Target Current Rate Calculators come in handy.

The Relative Improvement Rate (RIR) Calculator compares your current performance to a starting point. In healthcare, you can use RIR to measure your own organization’s performance over time and against the performance of other healthcare providers. For example, RIR is often used to calculate rate changes in 30-day hospital readmissions, staff retention and other publicly reported quality measures.

Use the Target Current Rate Calculator to figure out how far you are from your goal. You can input a relative improvement rate that is a regulatory requirement or an internal target.

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National Patient Safety Foundation RCA2: Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm

The National Patient Safety Foundation published a resource that discusses the best practices to investigate errors and adverse events.

Using TeamSTEPPS to Improve Your Quality Improvement Teams

This presentation provides TeamSTEPPS communication tools that can improve quality improvement team performance.

Sustaining Quality Improvements

Understand why improvement efforts fail and discuss strategies for sustaining improvements. Outlines components of a sustainability plan.

Quality Improvement (QI) Practical Applications: Designing a QI System for Staff Empowerment Using Lean and Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) Boards to Enhance Performance

Jennifer Stender, Telligen quality manager, shares a quality improvement system or infrastructure to support staff empowerment for continuous quality improvement! You could consider it sustainment by design!

Benefits of Team Charters for Quality Improvement Teams

This presentation outlines the benefits of using a team charter with a quality improvement team and provides examples of a variety of team charters.