Quality Improvement Team Case Study

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Once Lauren starts assembling a quality improvement team, Lauren should choose team members who work between systems and across multiple disciplines within the rehabilitation practice. Lauren should choose a team champion, clinical leader, technical expert, day to day task leader, and a project sponsor for project contributing team members for her QI initiative. Lauren needs to start her quality improvement project by assigning a team champion. The team champion should be an individual who is committed to continuously improving the health care organizations processes, systems and guidelines. The team champion should show an interest for ongoing improvement initiatives and ongoing effective quality improvement processes. The clinical leader …show more content…
For a quality improvement project team to be successful, quality teams must emphasize an organized infrastructure to support the team’s work. Quality improvement team members should be chosen based on QI team building qualities in order for the project to be successful. Team and team members should be committed to change and the success of the improvement project. Quality improvement project success will not be attained if the quality team and team members are not fully committed to process change and the success of the improvement project. Team members should represent the discipline and work directly with the process that is the QI project target. If the team members are not familiar with the process, then very little insight would be delivered on process change from those team members. Quality improvement team members should have an open mind to teach and or learn from other team members. If the team members of a quality improvement team are unwilling to learn or teach other members of the team, project success should not be expected. The most simple and yet the most important quality of any quality improvement team and team members is open communication. Quality improvement teams and team members must maintain open project communication progress with facility staff, facility leaders, and customers when applicable. The final quality that a quality improvement team and team members should hold in high regards is the willingness to assume team and individual responsibility for task success of failures. Playing the blame game is just a waste of time and can severely handicap a QI team success. Quality improvement teams and team members should be able to take individual and team responsibilities to avoid wasting time and ensure project

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