Advance: ​Essentials for QI Advisors

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                ADVANCE

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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)

Contact Us

Email: ImprovementAcademy@partnershiphp.org 

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