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Quality Improvement Tools and Using Data to Drive Improvement
Data is the key to identifying areas for change, and measuring your progress. It is fundamental that you master the ability to collect, upload and use your data for the RPC Collaborative. These pages provide links to key documents and presentations.
Collecting Your Data
NOTE: THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE DATA CENTER THAT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED JANUARY 2018. IF YOU ARE A NEW HOSPITAL, PLEASE USE THE INSTRUCTIONS YOU RECEIVED DURING YOUR TRAINING IN OCTOBER. THESE MATERIALS ARE FROM 2017 AND WILL BE UPDATED LATER.
The documents here are instructions about how to collect and submit your data, and examples from a few hospitals who made their own tools to help to collect their data.
University of Minnesota made a data collection sheet while they were waiting for Epic to be programmed
Using Data to Identify Your Opportunities
Each of the change bundles has a deliverables checklist that you can use to see where you are and find opportunities for change. You will use this checklist throughout the process, so please download it and save it as a copy that your team can use as a living document.
Tools to Support Quality Improvement
You will work with your coach to determine which quality improvement tools are most appropriate for your situation. Here are some commonly used tools that may be helpful, and some background reading if you’d like some.