Seminars & Workshops
Deconstructing Quality Improvement and Applying it to Research

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Define quality improvement
  • Explain current and historical national trends in quality improvement in the business and healthcare arenas
  • Describe three models of quality improvement (Lean, Six Sigma, Model for Improvement)
  • Delineate components of the Model for Improvement.
  • Describe potential applications to translational research projects.

Taught by: Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH and Denise Daudelin, RN, MPH.

Seminars & Workshops
Using QI Tools for Improving Research Efficiency and Reliability

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • State the core principles of Quality Improvement
  • Identify common Quality Improvement tools used to determine the scope of the problem or current process
  • Explain how Quality Improvement tools can improve inconsistent experimental results
  • Express how Quality Improvement tools can improve errors in data collection and data entry.

Taught by: Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH and Denise Daudelin, RN, MPH.

Seminars & Workshops
Using QI Tools for Managing Research Teams and Participant Recruitment and Retention

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Summarize QI processes and principles
  • State how to use QI tools to proactively launch a research project
  • Explain how QI tools can be used continually to improve clinical research processes with human subjects
  • Describe how to demonstrate improvements in research processes using run charts and statistical process control charts
  • Discuss how Quality Improvement tools can improve suboptimal subject recruitment.

Taught by: Laurel Leslie, MD, MPH and Denise Daudelin, RN, MPH.