Pre-Course Materials

Please read/watch the following assignments and webcasts prior to attending the first session: 

Webcasts 

(Click on title to view/stream webcast.  Click the download link to save the webcast to your computer.  You may need to right click the link and select 'save target as' to avoid opening the video by default.)

Introduction to Advanced Training Program

 

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Brent C. James, MD, MStat
Length: 34 minutes 04 seconds
 
Presentation Objectives: 
  • Course overview.
  • Description of required quality improvement project.
  • Course logistics. 
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Features of Effective Teams 

 

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Brent C. James, MD, MStat
Length: 41 minutes 35 seconds
 
Presentation Objectives: 
  • Committee vs. Teams dynamics.
  • Features of an effective team: safe, inclusive, open, consensus seeking, etc.
  • Ideal team members.
  • PDSA within teams. 
 

Quality Controls Cost 

 

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Brent C. James, MD, MStat
Length: 35 minutes 39 seconds
 
Presentation Objectives: 
  • Describes causal links between quality and cost.
  • List areas of quality waste, the cost of poor quality.
  • Define limited resource utilization; production vs. efficiency.
  • Describe the optimalist - maximalist argument; the implications of cost pressures for the healthcare system. 
 

Week One Preparation

For the first week of the program, please come prepared (if you can) with the following:

  • Title of your Quality Improvement Project
  • Why you selected this project (why it is important)
  • Who will be on the team
  • A simple global mission statement for your project
  • Preliminary data for project evaluation

These steps are the beginning steps of the quality project. You will use each of these steps in a PowerPoint presentation summarizing your project. During the fourth week each participant will present their quality improvement project in a PowerPoint presentation.  They will illustrate their quality improvement project and its results. Each presentation will be allotted 15 minutes with 5 minutes of Q & A after and will give fellow classmates a wide range of applications.  

        QI Project Homework Assignment

    •  Pre-Course: email your area of focus/project title to Jean-Ann no later than January 20th.
    • Session 1: To be assigned in class
    • Session 2: To be assigned in class
    • Session 3: To be assigned in class
    • Session 4: Presentation to the class of your completed Quality Improvement project
      • Excel Homework

        The files you need for the homework are listed below. You will need to save the files to your hard drive. Right click on the file name and select "Save Target As" from the popup menu. This will save as a zipped file. You will need to run an extraction program (PKUNZIP or Compressed Folders Extraction Wizard) to extract the file to SPCMacrosAddInRev1.12.4.xlam. Please open Excel Homework Tutorial before beginning the homework.


        To enable Excel Macro – SPC Macros AddIn rev. 1.12.4.xlam
        You may need to lower your Excel security to enable the 'macro'. To do this, open up Excel and go to TOOLS at the top of the window in the standard toolbar. Next, go to MACRO, SECURITY, SECURITY LEVELS and lower to MEDIUM. You can choose whether or not to run potentially unsafe macros. **If you are using a Mac, you will need to use 2011 Office for Mac or newer. 2008 Office for Mac did not include Visual Basic and will not work with our macros.

        The following are data files to be used within the homework assignment. Please refer to the tutorial for more information on how to use the files.

    • file1 - pneumonia patients per week.xls
    • file2 - nondeaths between deaths.xls
    • file3 - red bead game.xls
    • file4 - length stay by delivery type.xls
    • File5 - breast cancer sreening.xls
      • Session 1 Excel Assignment

        • Review the SPC Macro Tutorial (above) and complete the homework using the 5 Excel files (above).
        • Using your own QI project data or dry lab (made-up) data, create and SPC Control Chart using the Excel Macro (above) 

        Session 2 Excel Assignment

          • Review the SPC Macro Tutorial (above) and complete the homework using the 5 Excel files (above).
          • Using your own QI project data or dry lab (made-up) data, create and SPC Control Chart using the Excel Macro (above) 

         Events

          There will be a group dinner facilitated by the Institute on the following dates:
        • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm
        • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm
        • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm
        • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm

        You and a guest are invited to attend the group dinners.  You must RSVP to the ATP Coordinator, Jean-Ann.Wurtz@imail.org, whether you will or will not attend the dinners.  Please indicate if your will be bringing a guest.

        Restaurant details will be given in class, dress is casual/business casual with the exception of the  last dinner which is business attire as it is your "Graduation Dinner".

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