QI Education

PAC³ is pleased to offer its member centers licenses to Life QI and the IHI Open School.

PAC3 Quality Improvement Education Class

This course will combine didactic QI education with completion of a local QI project and will end with the opportunity to share your QI project at the 2022 Fall PAC3 Conference. 

The class consists of monthly one-hour virtual sessions, running from May-October 2022. During class time you will be able to share progress on your local QI project and get feedback from QI coaches and fellow students.

In between class sessions you will have assignments to help learn QI concepts. These will consist of videos and reading and should take 2-3 hours per month.  You will be expected to make progress on your local QI project between classes and to prepare an update about it for each class.

We realize this is a significant time commitment and recommend your consideration of this prior to applying. To help your local QI project be successful, we require participants to have a local Sponsor/Coach who is familiar with the local system you are working in and can provide additional coaching and support as needed.

This class is free of charge and participants will be gifted The Health Care Data Guide by Provost & Murray. If you are selected and accept, we do ask that you acknowledge the coaching you receive from PAC3 in any presentations or academic products related to the project.

Application: You must submit an abstract to the PC4/PAC3 Spring Conference Poster Session to apply 

  • Email pac3@childrens.com for submission information; you do not need to attend the Spring Conference in-person to submit an abstract
  • Deadline: February 28
  • Participants: Only four participants will be chosen for this class. We aim to hold this class annually, so if your site is not selected this year, we encourage you to apply for next year’s class

Exact dates are TBD.

Course datePre-work: IHI Open School & PresentationPre-work: Reading Class plan
May 2022QI 101: Introduction to Health Care Improvement

*Lesson 1 (Optional), 2, 3

QI 102: How to improve with the Model for Improvement

*Lesson 1

QI 105: Leading Quality Improvement

*Lesson 1

Watch the PAC3 Video

Fill in QI team matrix:
IHITool_QITeamMemberMatrixWorksheet.pdf

Complete presentation template, send to pac3@childrens.com
(Optional) Improvement Guide: Chapter 1 & 2Present project ideas and draft SMART aims
JuneQI 102: How to improve with the Model for Improvement

*Lesson 2, 3, 4

QI 105: Leading Quality Improvement

*Lesson 2

Watch:  How Do You Use a Driver Diagram? | IHI – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Watch the PAC3 VideoFill out stakeholder analysis

Complete presentation template, send to pac3@childrens.com
Health Care Data GuideChapter 2 (Optional) Improvement Guide: Chapter 4 & 5 Present SMART aim, KDD, Stakeholder analysis
JulyQI 102: How to improve with the Model for Improvement
*Lesson 5

Q103: Testing & Measuring Changes with PDSA cycles

*Lesson 1, 2,3

Watch the PAC3 Video

Run at least one PDSA; meet with your team at least once

Complete presentation template, send to pac3@childrens.com
Health Care Data GuideChapter 3 (Optional) Improvement Guide: Chapter 6, 7 & 8  Present PDSAs 
AugustQI 104: Interpreting Data: Run charts, control charts, and other measurement tools

*Lesson 1, 2, 3

L 101: Introduction to Healthcare Leadership

*Lesson 1, 2

Watch the PAC3 Video
Run at least one PDSA; meet with your team at least once

Create a histogram, Pareto chart or scatter plot

Complete presentation template, send to pac3@childrens.com
Health Care Data GuideChapter 4 & 5See Ch 7 for reference depending on type of data collectedPresent run/control charts
SeptemberQI 105:  Leading Quality Improvement

*Lesson 3 

Watch the PAC3 Video

Run at least one PDSA; meet with your team at least once

Complete presentation template, send to pac3@childrens.com by August 25
(Optional) Improvement Guide: Chapter 11 & 14Present progress; lessons learned, challenges
October Watch:  Sustaining Improvement | IHI – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Read:  IHISustainingImprovementWhitePaper.pdf

Watch the PAC3 Video

Run at least one PDSA; meet with your team at least once

Complete presentation template, send to pac3@childrens.com
Health Care Data GuideChapter 12  (Optional) Improvement Guide: Chapter 9 Present progress, next stepsSustain/Spread

Cardiac Networks United QI Education/Training

QI Basics

Format: Series of six 1-hour virtual training sessions offered 2x per year; primarily didactic but with time reserved for discussion/questions.

Participants: Open to all CNU participants who are or will be engaged in CNU QI project(s) at site level (including patients/parents); advanced registration and commitment to participate in full series is required.

Purpose: Provide an introduction to quality improvement concepts, tools, and methods; prepare network members to effectively participate on site level teams working on CNU QI projects.

Register Here

Session DateTopicsPre-work
1Sep 1, 2021 3-4pm ESTThe Model for Improvement, Forming a Team
IHI Open School QI 101: Introduction to Health Care Improvement (Lessons 1-3)
QI 102: How to improve with the Model for Improvement
(Lessons 1-2)
2Oct 6, 2021 3-4pm ESTUnderstanding Current State and Root Causes Tools: 5 Whys, sFMEA, Pareto, Fishbone
3Nov 3, 2021 3-4pm ESTMeasuring Improvement: Operational Definitions Data Collection Strategies Run Charts
IHI Open School QI 104: Interpreting Data: Run charts, control charts, and other measurement tools (Lessons 1-3)
4Dec 1, 2021 3-4pm ESTTheory of Change Tools: Key Driver Diagram
5Jan 5, 2022 3-4pm ESTPlan-Do-Study-Act Cycles and Change Concepts
IHI Open School QI 103: Testing & Measuring Changes with PDSA cycles (Lessons 1–3)
6Feb 2, 2022 3-4pm ESTReliability, Spread, and Sustainability
IHI Open School QI 201 Planning for spread: from local improvements to system-wide change

Advanced Learning Health Network Training

Format: Quarterly 1-hour interactive sessions.

Participants: Open to CNU Network members who are currently (or will be) leading CNU project(s) at local site level or network level (including patient/patient co-leaders).

Purpose: Develop leaders who are able to effectively lead site level teams working on CNU QI projects, and who have interest in leadership roles leading QI at the network level; educate leaders on advanced concepts that are involved in leading a network.

Register Here

SessionDateTopicsPre-Work
1Oct 12, 2021 1-2pm ESTWhat is a learning health system?IHI Open School pre-work QI 105: Leading quality improvement
L 101: Introduction to Healthcare Leadership
Lesson 1: What makes a leader
Lesson 2: Practical skills for leading teams
2Jan 11, 2022 1-2pm ESTDesigning for network change, learning and improvement framework, learning sessions
3Apr 12, 2022 1-2pm ESTBuilding and balancing a portfolio or projects, actor-oriented organization
4Jul 12, 2022 1-2pm ESTIncorporating health equity into network
 

Life QI

Life QI is a software platform that allows teams to create Key Driver Diagrams, conduct PDSA cycles, and visualize the results on run and control charts. The Model for improvement tools are integrated to provide a platform tailored to running quality improvement projects. Centers can use the platform when participating in PAC³-led quality improvement projects and to organize and run local QI projects.

    Life QI   

IHI Open School

The IHI Open School is a global learning community that offers three levels online courses about quality improvement:

  • 100-level courses = Introductory concepts for all health care audiences
  • 200-level courses = Intermediate concepts and specialized topic areas
  • 300-level courses = Project-based learning

Open School

If you are interested in obtaining a license for either product, email PAC3@childrens.com.