HISC provides a welcoming introduction for those new to quality improvement and a refresher for those with QI experience.

Concise Practice Improvement Manual

We have come to realize that most people new to QI would very much appreciate the briefest sort of overview. That is, most would find it helpful to have a concise introduction to the "forest" before getting into the "trees" or details of quality improvement. That is why we have added this manual to the mix. You will find it is a quick read, only 8 pages of text. Learn more..

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Further on, as you work through the activities on this website, you will find (under the heading "My QI Project") an opportunity to plan, implement and assess a modest QI project in your own practice setting. Once you have registered and logged into the site, you will find you have access to two additional resources (in the "Downloads" area accessed by clicking the bottom navigation button, screen left). These resources have been specifically designed to assist your work on that QI project. One is an expanded (unabridged) version of the "Concise Practice Improvement Manual." available here. The longer version has more detail, highlighted tips and additional tools. There is also a companion "Concise Practice Improvement Manual Coaching Guide."

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Our Approach to QI

  • Demystify QI - spell out what is involved in clear, straightforward language.
  • Help you rapidly identify what you already know about QI.
  • Encourage you to learn by doing, to jump into a modest project early on.
  • Encourage you to reach out for whatever help you need whenever you need it.
  • Make it easy and engaging to learn more about QI
  This website was first conceived by Dr. Linda Headrick, now Associate Dean of the UniverRead more...