Continuous improvement requires continuous effort and engagement of everyone involved, always looking for new ways of improving the way we do our work. Many improvements start off well but once the excitement and focus fades, the results of our efforts can quickly revert back to the old ways. This is a common challenge in healthcare improvement and requires a deliberate effort to track improvements using data and effective reporting in order to keep the momentum going.
Here we share some common challenges and suggestions to overcome these in order to foster a culture of quality improvement so that it becomes ‘the way we do things around here’.
Sustaining Your Improvement Efforts topics: