Advance: ​Essentials for QI Advisors





Advance is an Improvement Advisor program that prepares participants to lead and sustain health care quality improvement initiatives. 

Program Overview

 In the ADVANCE program, participants have the opportunity to:

      • Learn from quality leaders and experts
      • Apply learning in real time to a practice-selected quality improvement project
      • Receive 1:1 coaching from Partnership HealthPlan QI staff
      • Gain quality improvement and change management knowledge, tools, and skills
      • Establish infrastructure and affect practice culture to advance future improvement endeavors

Quality Improvement experts guide participants in practical, participatory learning sessions. Topics covered include:

      • The Model for Improvement
      • Qualitative Interviewing
      • PDSAs in Action
      • Understanding Variation
      • Using Data for Improvement
      • Change Management
      • Spread and Sustainability

The ADVANCE Advantage

Training delivered by expert faculty, via a combination of on-site learning sessions and webinars.

Hands-on application of learning to a practice-selected Quality Improvement Project:

      • ​​​​​Using the Model for Improvement as a framework, participants will practice their Improvement Advisor skills by leading a QI project within their own practice
​ Mentorship from a Partnership HealthPlan Performance Improvement Advisor:

      • Regular check-ins to assess progress of project and provide feedback, direction, and support
      • A minimum of one site visit during the program
      • Ongoing training to enhance team effectiveness
      • Recommendations regarding project documentation

Who Should Attend

The training is designed for three learners from each practice:

      • 1 clinician with responsibility for quality improvement work
      • 1 staff member with the capacity to execute a quality improvement project (i.e. QI coordinator, manager, analyst, medical assistant, project, manager, etc.)
      • 1 staff member who is an expert at understanding practice data systems and capabilities and can readily generate, display, and analyze data (optional, but recommended)

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