Author:
Jerome Niyirora
Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture Notes, Textbook
Level:
College / Upper Division, Graduate / Professional, Career / Technical
Tags:
  • Combo Lean Six Sigma
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Health Care
  • Health Care and Information Technology
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Improvement
  • Six Sigma
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Other

    BASIC TOOLS FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS

    BASIC TOOLS FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS

    Overview

    This textbook introduces students to the essential tools of quality improvement. The emphasis is placed on health care informatics, as reflected in the several examples contained in the text. The book is written to be accessible to any student in the areas of health information management, health care informatics, and health care industrial engineering. Although having some statistical background would be a plus, such knowledge is not a prerequisite to understanding and applying the tools presented here.  Several How-To sections are included to demonstrate the hands-on implementation of the discussed concepts using software such as Minitab, Visio, and Excel.

    This textbook introduces students to the essential tools of quality improvement. The emphasis is placed on health care informatics, as reflected in the several examples contained in the text. The book is written to be accessible to any student in the areas of health information management, health care informatics, and health care industrial engineering. Although having some statistical background would be a plus, such knowledge is not a prerequisite to understanding and applying the tools presented here.  Several How-To sections are included to demonstrate the hands-on implementation of the discussed concepts using software such as Minitab, Visio, and Excel.

    The textbook starts with Module 1, which introduces the general concepts of quality and improvement frameworks. Module 2 discusses tools for identifying opportunities for improvement. Module 3 reviews tools for collecting and aggregating data. Module 4 discusses statistical and graphical tools for assessing the variability and capability of the process.  Module 5 appraises graphical and analytical tools for evaluating relationships in the data. Module 6 presents tools for assessing the causes and risks of quality problems. Module 7 introduces tools for benchmarking quality from different processes. Module 8 reviews tools typically utilized to improve quality. Module 9 considers tools for monitoring and controlling a process. The Appendix presents factors for constructing variable control charts.