The process of becoming a medical home is a thoughtful and continuous one. Comprehensive understanding of quality improvement is the key to successfully evolving into a medical home.
What is quality improvement?
Quality improvement (QI) is an approach to analyzing your performance and conducting systematic efforts to improve it. As such, QI is often a cyclical process.
Within a pediatric practice, the goal of QI is improvement in health care services and the health status of a patient population.
Implementing and Testing Change through a Quality Improvement Model:
Now that the team has assessed current activities and identified areas for change, a method for testing and successfully implementing ideas is needed.
The Model for Improvement
provides such a method through an organized way to implement and test new ideas within a practice.