Understanding variation and its importance to quality improvement (QI Power Hour)

Mar 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Understanding variation and its importance to quality improvement (QI Power Hour)

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Guest speaker

Doug Campbell, Provincial Improvement Consultant & Laura Schwartz, Researcher, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council

Session description

Identifying and understanding variation in data is critical to drive continuous quality improvement efforts.  This first session in a multi-part series will introduce you to foundational concepts regarding variation and quality improvement.  Subsequent sessions will dig deeper into interpreting variation, managing variation and the tools to understand if you are achieving the anticipated results.

This session will look at:

  • The benefits of understanding variation as it relates to quality improvement
  • Understanding common cause and special cause variation

Future sessions will cover:

  • Tools for identifying variation
  • Quality Improvement strategies for common cause and special cause variation

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