Quality Improvement is a method of planning and implementing continuous improvements in systems or processes in order to provide quality health care reflected by improved patient outcomes.
Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition bases it improvement process on the Model for Improvement developed by Associates in Process Improvement, and utilized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). This model has two parts:
- Establishing what is to be studied and how to measure the improvements; and
- Using the PDSA cycle to test changes