This resource provides overview information on select measurement strategies used in quantifying variables from with the general field of improvement science.
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ISRN WEB SEMINARS
The web seminar recordings contain audio recording and PPT slides on the topic as well as additional resources offered by the expert presenting the discussion.
The Way Forward: An Introduction to Improvement Science
The first session of the ISRN web seminar series introduced the field of improvement science and showcased the activities of the ISRN as a catalyst for change. This 60-minute event defined improvement science, exploring the overlapping paradigms of improvement science, translational science, and implementation science and explaining the need and context for improvement science research.
Breaking New Ground: Forming Research Collaboratives to Conduct Improvement Studies
This Web Event introduced two upcoming Network Studies – Frontline Engagement in Quality Improvement, and Preventing Medication Errors -- that embody several of the most critical topics in improvement science. The Web Event presented each study’s purpose, research design, research questions, and inclusion/exclusion criteria, along with information regarding how interested individuals can participate in this pioneering research.
Uniting Frontline and Leadership Capacities to Improve Care
This web event discussed the obstacles (or operational failures) that frontline staff encounter from day to day and the “workarounds” they develop as a temporary solution. Also discussed is the role that hospital leadership plays in process improvement and how it should respond to operational failures.
Team Science: Creating Successful Collaborative Teams
This Web event presented the concept and principles of Team Science, key factors for successful collaboration, and how these ideas apply to the work of the ISRN, particularly the ISRN landmark Network Studies.
Improving Our Work IS Our Work: Creating a Climate for Improvement
This web seminar discussed the importance of having systems and structures in place to make improvement, including the development of tools and processes at the macro and microsystem level. Examples of these tools and processes were also highlighted, such as: Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education, Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy (VANA), and the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).
Quality Improvement vs. Research: Regulatory Issues in Improvement Science
This presentation included discussion of the definition of “research” according to the Code of Federal Regulations and how hospital-based quality improvement fits into this definition.
Addressing the Improvement Research Priorities
This web seminar highlighted progress made toward the ISRN Research Priorities published in June 2010. It described how improvement knowledge is being discovered through studies conducted by national research groups and how ISRN members can collaborate.
Healthcare Transitions and Coordination: Early Readmission, Effectiveness, Economics
This two-part webinar series addressed Coordination and Transitions of Care, an ISRN Research Priority and emerging topic of research, which affects every patient that is hospitalized in our nation’s healthcare system.
Part 1: Transitions in Patient Care
Part 2: Coordination in Care
Easy Approaches to Convert Quality Improvement to Research
This web seminar explores the concept of “no hospital too small, no study to big.”The presenters present an overview of a national network approach to conducting research in healthcare improvement and discuss its effectiveness in generating evidence for healthcare improvement and patient safety.
Improve Healthcare: 5 Helpful Tips from Systems Engineering
The need for dramatic improvement in the healthcare delivery system is urgent. The recent report, “Industrial and Systems Engineering and Health Care: Critical Areas of Research” (AHRQ, 2011) outlines how systems thinking can play an essential role in improving the safety and efficiency of care. This web seminar discusses how healthcare delivery can be improved through the adoption of systems engineering principles.
Case Study Follow up on “Improving Our Work IS Our Work”
This web seminar presented successful case studies in follow up to the most popular web seminar on Improving Our Work IS Our Work: Creating a Climate for Improvement.
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