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    CQI Continuous Quality Improvement

    HIGHLIGHTS (Sept. 2016 mtg):

    • Health Director Vinny Taneja thanked everyone for their CQI efforts, acknowledged the extra work CQI Projects entail and spoke about how the department is developing a CQI culture.
    • PM/CQI Core Team member Nancy Turnage provided training regarding filling out the CQI project documentation forms and submission timelines.
    • Health Informatics CQI team member Abigail Cheney briefly described her division’s “School Nurse Communication Improvement” CQI project to the committee and provided project development insight.
    • PM/CQI Core Team Chair Doug Bailey briefed the committee on the various projects, where they are in the “Plan” part of the PDCA cycle, conducted a question and answer session on CQI and how it ties into performance management.

    Meeting minutes

    QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR 2016 PROJECT YEAR

    Adult Health Services –                       Increasing Employee Retention
    Chronic Disease Prevention –            Chronic Disease Prevention Guide
    Community Health Promotion –        Establish Email Capability to Accept Client Records
    Environmental Health –                       Consumer Health Revenue Deposits
    Epidemiology –                                    Infection Control Training For Nursing Homes
    Health Informatics –                           School Nurse Communication Improvement
    North Texas Regional Laboratory –  Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP)                                                                            Implementation
    Public Health Preparedness –           Know Your Role
    Preventive Medical Clinic –               Reducing the “No Show” Rate through Early                                                                                      Intervention
    Tuberculosis Control –                      3HP Ramadan Delivery
    Women Infants and Children –         Making the Cultural Connection

    OTHER NOTES:

    • The PM/CQI Core Team met to conduct final reviews of the CQI projects prior to LT submission and the “Do” phase of the PDCA cycle.
    • Per our department’s CQI Plan, the projects are scheduled to begin October 3, 2016 and be completed by February 28, 2017.
    • Scheduling of the CQI projects is different this year and may have affected project submission. Most projects are in and are ready to begin the next phase of the PDCA cycle.
    • The PM/CQI Core Team asks all participants to review project documentation for correctness and content.

    Questions should be directed to Performance Improvement Coordinator Doug Bailey at X-5316.

    "We have some great projects for 2016, and the team looks forward to working with the participants and seeing project results.
    Thank you for your time and efforts!”


    About Performance Management / Continuous Quality Improvement

    “Performance Management is the practice of actively using performance data to improve the public’s health. This practice involves the strategic use of performance measures and standards to establish performance targets and goals.”  -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016

    Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in public health is the use of a deliberate and defined improvement process, such as Plan-Do-Check-Act, which is focused on activities that are responsive to community needs and improving population health.

    Turning Point PMS framework