Supports for Implementation of the QI Model

This is an invitation to physician and hospital leaders who are ready to demonstrate their commitment to quality and safety, but who who are not looking to be independent trail-blazers. The collaborative process promotes mutual support, shared learning and knowledge transfer. It also lowers the effort and cost of change.

The Ideal Clinical Peer Review Process Collaborative will involve 3 half-day face-to-face sessions and 2-3 follow up conference calls. In the face-to-face sessions, participants will initiate work on program structure, policy/procedure and review forms, and make preparations for training and implementation. QA to QI will facilitate the collaborative and provide subject matter expertise along with templates and other My PREPTM tools. QA to QI will also coordinate data collection, data analysis and publication of results. Depending on sponsorship, it may be possible to obtain grant funding in support of the project.

Total costs for participation will depend on sponsorship factors, the location of the face-to-face sessions, the number of organizations, and the extent of in-kind resource contributions they might make. Participating organizations will have the option to license PREP-MSTM software at a substantial discount. They will also have the option to join the collaborative through a Patient Safety Organization relationship.

Knowing What to Do is not the same as Knowing How

  • My research has identified the key elements of the QI Model and provides compelling subjective and objective evidence of its superior impact on quality and safety.
  • Moving from QA-style peer review to the QI Model also makes good sense in terms of the factors that are important to the medical staff (e.g., non-punitive, non-threatening process)
  • Only limited numbers of organizations have made this specific journey. Thus, the critical success factors for transitioning from QA to QI are understood largely by inference from other change initiatives. They have not yet been established across large numbers of organizations.
  • Let's work together to pave the road from QA to QI for those who follow.

The Implementation Challenge

  • Implementation is the most vulnerable phase of most projects.
  • Changing culture is not easy.
  • Even good ideas need practical support to succeed.

Strength in Numbers

  • Multiple programs working together
  • Sharing best practices
  • Sharing lessons learned

Publication of Results

  • Recognition for leadership
  • Contribution to collective knowledge

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