Using Data in Quality Improvement
This module will help you to reach a basic understanding of types of data, collecting and recording data, sources of data, and strategies for getting the most out of your data (i.e. study design and analysis techniques) – please refer to the other modules in the Society of Hospital Medicine's Quality Improvement Academy and the QI project roadmap (need this) to ensure you appreciate how this knowledge fits into the scope of the entire QI project.
- Explain the types of data that are used for quality improvement (QI)
- Discuss the critical steps in a data collection plan and why they need to be addressed in advance of project initiation
- Compare and contrast available sources of data for QI
- Identify the appropriate comparator model for a proposed intervention and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each model
- Describe how to create and interpret histograms, bar charts, and Pareto charts
- Describe how to create and interpret run charts, particularly in recognizing signals of special cause variation on run charts
- Recognize the different types of statistical process control (SPC) charts
- Describe how classical statistical analysis (including regression) and run or SPC chart analysis complement each other
Authors: Maryanne Chumpia, MD, MS, Matthew Cerasale, MD, MPH, SFHM, and Karen Clarke, MD, MPH, MSc, FACP, SFHM
Dr. Chumpia, Dr. Cerasale, and Dr. Clarke report having no relevant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.
Additional planners and faculty have no relevant relationships to disclose.
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Credit Statement Designation
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
- 2.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation PointsSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 Non-physician
The following is an interactive educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of several sections: a study program & CME evaluation. All sections must be completed to receive CME credit.
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