Model for Improvement

 

4. Getting Started: The Model for Improvement

What is it and how can it help me?

The Model for Improvement provides us with a way to improve our care just like the scientific method helps us learn new knowledge. It was developed by experts who reviewed how successful organizations made changes. It is a simple way to approach any aspect of care from big system issues to individual care between a professional and a client. It has helped many health care organizations improve their care and can be taught to the whole team to help them learn how to make changes in their daily lives.

Where can I find out more information?

An Illustrated Look at Quality Improvement in Health Care (10 min)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

This animated whiteboard video, created by Dr. Mike Evans and IHI, is a fun introduction to the concepts of quality improvement in health care. It demonstrates how the Model for Improvement is a part of how we approach our work, not an additional project we have to undertake. >

How to Improve
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Learn about the basics of quality improvement and PDSA cycles. >

Model for Improvement White Board Presentation Clip 1 (3 min)
Associates in Process Improvement >

Model for Improvement White Board Presentation Clip 2 (3 min)
Associates in Process Improvement >

Self-paced Web Modules
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

If you would rather learn at your own pace, the IHI provides self-paced, web-based learning modules. >

Using The Quality Improvement Model webinar recording (25 min)
ImpactBC
 
This recorded webinar developed for Divisions of family Practice, gives an introduction to the Institute for Health care Improvement  Model for Improvement plus a simple 7 step process to carrying out improvement activities. >

The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance
This definitive guide to the Model for Improvement, is detailed and provides examples outside of healthcare to illustrate various aspects of the Model in its application.  

Langley GJ, Moen RD, Nolan KM, et al. The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance. 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; 2009. >