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  • Learning more about Quality and Improvement

    Here you will find videos and other educational opportunities regarding quality and improvement in healthcare.

    • 7 Rules for Engaging Clinicians in Quality Improvement - video

      7 Rules for Engaging Clinicians in Quality Improvement - video. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

    • Introduction to Quality Improvement in Health Care - IHI Whiteboard 8 minute video

      ​IHI collaborated with Dr. Mike Evans, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, to create a dynamic, animated whiteboard video that introduces the concepts of quality improvement in health care. Dr. Evans has become well-known in health care circles for his fast-paced videos that have attracted millions of views on YouTube.

      In the video, Evans starts with a simple question: Why should you care about quality improvement? He presents a brief history of QI (including a "Mount Rushmore" of improvers), then touches on system design, the Model for Improvement, and the familiar challenge, "What can you do by next Tuesday?" — all in less than nine minutes!

    • eCQM Library Annual Updates -

      Each year, CMS makes updates to the electronic specifications of the Clinical Quality Measures approved for submission in CMS programs. CMS encourages the implementation and use of the updates because they include new codes, logic corrections and clarifications.

    • Introduction to Quality Measurement and Introduction to eHealth - videos - CMS

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      Introduction to Quality Measurement - By converting quality measures to eCQMs (electronic clinical quality measures), CMS is aligning quality improvement with other health IT advances to help providers offer better, more streamlined care.  Published on Feb 19, 2014  - video 3:14

      Introduction to CMS eHealth - CMS is working to coordinate its eHealth programs, such as the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, Quality Measurement Programs, Innovation Models, and Administrative Simplification Programs. Together, these programs can create a more efficient health care system. Published on Feb 19, 2014 - video 2:39

    • PDSA Cycle - 5 minute video. IHI

      The PDSA (Plan - Do - Study - Act) Cycle - 5 minute video Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

    • Tutorials on Quality Measures - NQMC

      National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC) states quality measures are mechanisms that enable the user to quantify the quality of a selected aspect of care by comparing it to an evidence-based criterion that specifies what is better quality. These are educational resources to provide an introduction to the field of quality measurement and inform users how to best use NQMC.