NICQ 2018-19 Goals


NICQ 2018-19 Goals


Critical components of the NICQ collaborative will focus on the overarching goal of transformation, supported by the following themes:

  • Maintain the infant and family at the center of all we do
  • Include the Foundational Principles of Family-Centered Care, Effective Teamwork, and Quality Improvement Methods in the work of all Homeroom teams
  • Achieve improvement supported by a measurement plan for the collaborative, Homerooms, and change ideas
  • Track measured improvement with run chart type graphs generated by VON data, updated with each discharge entered
  • Advance a collaborative community by sharing information and resources within and among Homerooms, supported by the Learning Management System and Collaborating Platform.

Collaborative Goals

  • Understand the current state of opportunity for improvement within the area of focus for your homeroom.
    • Review Nightingale data for your center to understand the incidence of outcomes and your historic trends
    • Map current processes to understand deviations, repetitions, communication breakdowns, inefficiencies, safety risks and other opportunities to redesign workflow
  • Construct a hierarchy of aims with related measurement for a select clinical problem, issue or patient population in your center.
    • Identify the global or ‘big dot’ aim and measurement for your project overall
    • Identify aims and measurement for the PBPs your team is planning to address
    • Identify aims and measurement for the specific improvement projects to be executed with PDSA cycles
  • Engage senior leadership early and often throughout the improvement process, striving to align your QI aims with those of the larger organization.
    • Work with your unit leadership to understand what the strategic goals of your organization are
    • Understand how the organizational goals link to the program and unit goals. If they do not yet, ensure the NICQ goals do
    • Ensure your aligned goals are included in your NICQ Charter
  • Develop and test improvements applying the Model for Improvement : What are we trying to accomplish? How will we know that a change is an improvement? What changes can we make that will result in improvement?
    Small, iterative tests of change will be conducted in Plan, Do, Study, Act cycles.
  • Deepen our learning with and from families as full partners in improvement measurement, design and project leadership. Family-centeredness will be embedded in all aspects of improvement.
  • Continuously share improvement tools, techniques and measurement strategies to support improvement within and among participating centers.
  • Demonstrate Value = Quality / Cost