Quality Improvement Consulting

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The Weitzman Institute’s Quality Improvement approach represents a unique, state of the art methodology that combines elements from a variety of sources to meet the various quality improvement needs of other healthcare organizations. To help health centers meet those needs, the Weitzman Institute’s (WI) Quality Improvement Specialists and consulting experts will provide targeted training and support.

How we help healthcare organizations

The Weitzman Institute’s dedicated staff of expert quality improvement specialists work with clients to facilitate effective meetings, engage stakeholders in improvement efforts, apply strategic change management methodologies, create a quality improvement culture and ensure quality outcomes. The WI experts teach organizations how to gain organization-wide commitment to quality, strategically prioritize initiatives, engage staff in improvement initiatives and how to collect, utilize and display data.

Experience, Knowledge and best-practice standards

WI combines education, research and applied experience in the field to conduct appropriate gap analyses between current state practices and best practice standards, while utilizing strategic tools to engage improvement teams in developing new streamlined processes as well as using the WI quality library of resources.

Education and Coaching

WI experts coach and guide identified quality initiative leaders with a hands-on train-the-trainer approach. WI experts are neutral and objective while identifying and addressing challenging team dynamics, key process failures and evaluating processes and performance measures. The WI team will assist organizations to foster engagement in quality improvement initiatives by helping teams to clearly define roles, document and define process improvement implementations, and engage staff in change management.

Quality Outcomes

The WI team will assist and coach organizations on how to target specific clinical outcomes and identify any variations which could compromise quality. WI experts focus on helping leaders create new streamlined processes which reduce waste and variation while collecting and monitoring meaningful, actionable data.