Quality ImprovementWhat is Quality Improvement? Quality Improvement is a method of planning and implementing continuous improvements in systems or processes in order to provide quality health care reflected by improved patient outcomes.
The Florida ESRD Network bases it's improvement process on the Model for Improvement developed by Associates in Process Improvement, and utilized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). This model has two parts:
- Establishing what is to be studied and how to measure the improvements; and
- Using the PDSA cycle to test changes
Quality Improvement Toolkits now available! New!
The Medical Advisory Council (MAC) of the Forum of ESRD Networks (a not-for-profit organization that advocates on behalf of its membership & coordinates projects & activities of mutual interest to ESRD Networks), has developed four toolkits to suggest quality improvement approaches that your facility can use to ensure care coordination for patients. They will assist your facility to design a QAPI (Quality Assessment Performance Improvement) plan with the goal of improving the care for ESRD patients. These materials can be downloaded for free, revised, printed & distributed without restrictions, to meet the needs of your facility.
For additional questions contact the QI Dept: (813) 383-1530 option 5