Are you looking to make a lasting positive change in your work environment? Join the QI Challenge!
Submitted by Meghan MacLeod, quality improvement specialist, Quality and Utilization Improvement
Do you have a practice or flow you would like to improve? Are you prepping for what CST might bring? Is there a problem you’d like to solve? Are you working with a process you’d like to tweak?
If so, it sounds like you would be perfect for the next Quality Improvement Challenge!
PHC’s Performance Improvement Team is happy to announce the intake of the second cohort the Quality Improvement Challenge – an eight-month professional development program designed for all PHC staff and care providers who want to learn to use the PHC Quality Improvement (QI) Framework to make lasting positive change in their work area, be it clinical, administrative or service support.
The QI Challenge will give you the learning and experience you’ll need to:
- Gain the introductory knowledge and practical skill in QI theory, methods, and tools necessary to successfully complete an improvement project at PHC (which is covered in 30 hours of in-person training!).
- Immediately apply the learning to a QI project (done during ~24 hours of dedicated project work time).
- Work alongside a Performance Improvement mentor (who you will have access to, and meet regularly with throughout the Challenge).
- Join a network of like-minded people who are passionate about improving the way PHC provides care (and we’re a pretty great bunch).
Some details to be aware of
This program is free to PHC staff and care providers; however, it is your responsibility and/or that of your department to facilitate the time required to attend all learning sessions and complete a project. Get the details of the commitment.
The 2ndcohort will begin in April 2018, and you will present your project outcomes in November 2018 at a big to-do in the Hurlburt Auditorium. That means you have eight months to tackle an issue, and bring about significant change in your work area and the organization as a result.
Some examples of what you have to look forward to:
We are now accepting applications for the QI Challenge, and can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Deadline to apply is February 28, successful applicants will be notified by March 9, and the fun starts April 18. You can download the application form here.
Want more information?
Please visit PHC Connect or contact Liz Flores, director, Quality Improvement and Accreditation (x66955), or Performance Improvement Consultants Meghan MacLeod(x63778) and Camille Rozon (x63294).
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