QI Office System Tools

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Below are links to tip sheets and worksheets adapted from the Model for Improvement framework that can be used in your office setting. Developed by Associates in Process Improvement, the Model for Improvement provides a robust framework that has been used successfully by health care organizations to improve processes and outcomes. The model consists of two steps: (1) answering three fundamental questions regarding setting aims, establishing measures, and selecting changes and (2) testing changes through PDSA cycles.

Microsoft Word versions of the worksheets are available from the QuIIN Quality Improvement Resources​ Web page. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not review or endorse any modifications made to these documents and in no event shall the American Academy of Pediatrics be liable for any such changes.

 Quick Tools

AAP's QI 101: The Model for Improvement Webinar YouTube Video​ 
Model for Improvement YouTube Video
How to Implement a MOC Part 4 Project on Developmental Screening for AAP Chapter: A Comprehensive Toolkit​ YouTube Video

Model for Improvement - Summarizes the model's key points and principles. It includes a sample aim statement and a sample PDSA planning worksheet.

Improvement Glossary - Lists definitions of quality improvement terms.

Model for Improvement Key Points - Provides an overview of the purpose and principles of an improvement model and discusses the 3 key questions for improvement: What are we trying to accomplish? How will we know that a change is an improvement? What changes can we make that will result in an improvement?

Measurement for Improvement Key Points - Presents the rationale for measurement and describes how measurement for improvement is different from research.

AIM Statement Worksheet - Helps you develop a written, measurable, and time-sensitive description of the accomplishments the team expects to make from its improvement efforts. 

Plan Test of Change Worksheet - Helps you develop and record details about the tests and PDSA cycles you plan and carry out during the action period.

Testing Change (PDSA) Worksheet - Helps you plan and record your PDSA cycles to monitor tests of change.

Chart Review Log - Helps you track, by patient name or other identifiers, internal reviews of patient charts.​

Office Systems Inventory Tool - Helps the practice team assess the office systems that support prevention and developmental services.

 Helpful Web Sites

Quality Improvement​. The AAP supports pediatricians and their care teams in continuous QI through the implementation of a quality agenda that provides a framework for the mission that "every child gets the right care every time." ​You can also find QI implementation tools and resources on this Web page​​.  

Connect with AAP for MOC Success. The AAP continues to expand its offerings for members to fulfill requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC)​. The AAP provides solutions for individuals from online QI courses to PREP self-assessments to live CME events. The AAP MOC Portfolio also provides guidance for members interested in developing or providing MOC activities through nationally-affiliated AAP groups (eg, Sections and Councils). Discover which MOC solution is right for you with the AAP MOC Web page and to learn other ways to claim MOC Part 4 credit.

Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. COQIPS​ publishes the Quality Connections​​ newsletter to communicate and translate timely information about QI. Busy practitioners can use this information to improve care in their practices, increase awareness of the importance of QI in their practices, and share updates on current AAP QI programs and projects.

Council on Children with Disabilities. The Don't Just Wait and See: Improving Developmental Screening and Follow-up QI project aimed to improve and promote monitoring, screening, and follow-up for developmental concerns in primary care pediatric practice. Project participants collaborated to test, implement, disseminate, and plan to sustain strat​​egies identified to improve and promote developmental surveillance, screening, discussion of screening results and referral for concerning screening results. A comprehensive QI toolkit​ is available to assist AAP chapters interested in implementing a similar quality improvement / Maintenance of Certification project within their state. All resources are free and available for customization.

HRSA Health Center Quality Improvement​. HRSA's Quality Improvement Initiatives support quality, patient safety, and access to comprehensive, patient-centered health care. The HRSA Quality Toolkit contains proven strategies and techniques to effectively support an organization's new or existing QI program.

American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP Office of Champions is a series of QI demonstration projects in which participating family physician practices select staff and physician office champions to lead the implementation of an intervention. The results of 2 recent QI demonstration projects are available for review.