Quality Improvement 101

The Society of Hospital Medicine's (SHM’s) Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement provides a variety of resources, tools, and programs to help address quality and patient safety issues at your institution. SHM has established methods of improving care in hospitals and developed proven solutions that increase efficiency and transform the delivery system in the process. Whether you’re just learning about the quality improvement process or already a leader in the field, SHM’s resources can guide you through your intervention.

If you need assistance on where to start, Quality 101 provides resources to help you build the case for quality, engage your leaders in quality and patient safety initiatives, and assess whether your institution is ready for change.

Resources include:

If you need additional support in leading a quality improvement effort, SHM’s signature programs can guide your team through each phase and provide individual mentoring in areas such as care transitions (Project BOOST), Glycemic Control (GC), Medication Reconciliation (MARQUIS), Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). SHM also provides resources by clinical topic to help you find exactly what you need.

No matter where you are in the spectrum, SHM can assist you in your efforts. SHM encourages you to join the QI community and view the calendar for up to date information on key events and discussions around the quality and innovation movement.

Questions or Comments, please email thecenter@hospitalmedicine.org.