Maintaining and Sustaining a Highly Reliable Quality Improvement Strategy

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EQIC’s three-part webinar series will orient and refresh quality teams on the fundamentals of a strong quality improvement strategy and build knowledge to strengthen the skills and confidence of hospital staff to sustain ongoing patient safety work.

Tuesday, March 26
Session 1: Unit-based safety and high reliability

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe the foundations of hospital QI
  • discuss the value of using frontline staff in QI work
  • explain how incorporating high-reliability principles into patient care at the bedside leads to a safer environment

Wednesday, May 29
Session 2: Closing the gap: Structures, processes and outcomes

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • understand how to use a gap analysis/rapid-cycle assessment to identify areas for improvement
  • discuss approaches for mining data
  • create a strategy to address gaps

Wednesday, June 26
Session 3: Data in action: Ready, set, go!

After this session, participants will be able to:


  • identify QI tools to determine an improvement approach
  • apply a PDSA cycle to test small changes of improvement
  • sustain improvements for ongoing patient safety work
Intended Audience
Health Care Providers

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Oren Guttman, MD, MBA, Edward Asplundh Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Jefferson Abington Health Enterprise; Vice President, High Reliability and Patient Safety, Jefferson Health; Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

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