NICQ Next2 Goals


NICQ Next2 Goals


Critical components of the NICQ Next2 collaborative will focus on the overarching goal of Transformation, supported by the following themes:

  • embedding quality improvement methods throughout the experience
  • achieving family-centeredness and advancing family-integration in care, improvement projects and co-design
  • expanding the engagement of the unit team
  • resourcing teams with tools, checklists, documents, videos and discussion boards in the new VON Learning Management System

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 Next2 goals do
    • Ensure your aligned goals are included in your NICQ Next2 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