The Model for Improvement is the primary framework for implementing change followed by the Safer Healthcare Now! interventions. The Model for Improvement is a structured framework that provides for consistency, common thinking and language across organizations. It is a proven, extremely effective approach that is robust under a variety of circumstances and is grounded in scientific method. The Model for Improvement provides a basis for learning by doing in the real-world and is readily accessible as a tool for those looking to improve.
The Improvement Frameworks Getting Started Kit (GSK) provides an overview and detailed application for the Model for Improvement and numerous examples, including a Plan-Do-Act-Study (PDSA) cycle and an Improvement Charter. The GSK also highlights resources for additional improvement methods, including: positive deviance, seven (to eleven) step problem solving methods, lean improvement, six sigma, quality function deployment and social marketing.
“The Model for Improvement is used to develop, test and implement changes that alter how work is done and make positive changes that will have a lasting impact,” says Bruce Harries of Improvement Associates, who led the development of the Improvement Frameworks Getting Started Kit for Safer Healthcare Now! “Whether you are new to improvement or looking to enhance your work, the Improvement Frameworks Getting Started Kit will help to accelerate, spread and sustain improvement.”
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