quality improvement

Quality Toolkit and Resources

Learn what the AAN is doing to help neurologists provide high-quality care.

Improve Basics
General Tools
Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Lean-Six Sigma

Improve Patient-Centered Care

Many organizations have resources to promote patient-centered care. Most notably, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement has a Patient and Family Centered Care Organizational Self-Assessment Tool. This tool allows organizations to assess their performance of specific components of patient centered care.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has a Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. This tool is designed to help practices meet the needs of their patients and increase knowledge of health information. Another patient-centered tool is the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey. It can be used by providers and health systems to ask patients about their healthcare experience after a visit.

Improve Efficiency

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agenda for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) co-developed a tool, TeamSTEPPS, to improve collaboration and communication about patient safety among healthcare providers.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a position paper in 2013 on clinical care teams. This paper provides a framework for team health care delivery.