Joint Commission Big Book of Performance Improvement Tools and Templates, The

Joint Commission Big Book of Performance Improvement Tools and Templates, The
1st Ed.
2020 © Joint Commission Resources
Kathryn K. Leonhardt, MD, MPH, CPHQ, CPPS
ISBN-13: 978-1-63585-095-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-63585-096-3
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement , Healthcare Administration


The Joint Commission is all about performance improvement (PI). It actively promotes and requires health care organizations to continuously improve their performance--and thereby improve the quality and safety of patient care. Although there is just one standards chapter in the accreditation manuals that are specific to PI, all the standards actually promote and support PI.

And the Joint Commission walks its talk. It, too, strives to improve its own performance. But which are the best performance improvement (PI) tools for health care organizations to use? Which tools does The Joint Commission use? When do you use PI tools? And how do you best use them? This collection answers those questions by providing your VIP PI tools--that is, the best tools for health care organizations.

This robust collection of tools is different from other collections you may have seen because it is organized by the DMAIC process--Define, Measure, Assess, Improve, and Control. We hand you the right tool for the right step in your PI process. We provide an example of how to use the tool along with a blank template (if appropriate) so that you can use it right away. We provide helpful tips, insights, and strategies for ensuring that the tools get the job done for you. Straightforward, easy to understand, and helpful collection of PI tools--the same used by The Joint Commission internally.

Key Topics:

  • • Key concepts, tools, and techniques for PI
  • • The DMAIC process - Define, Measure, Assess, Improve, and Control
  • • Robust Process Improvement®
  • • Helpful tips, insights, and strategies for ensuring tools get the job done

Key Features:

  • • Examples of key tools
  • • Downloadable and adaptable tool templates

PI, domestic and international

All health care settings

Key Audience:

  • • Organizational leaders across various health care settings
  • • Leaders at both accredited and non-accredited health care organizations, both domestic and international
  • • Quality improvement and safety leaders, managers, and staff
  • • Medical schools, nursing schools, universities, colleges, and other health care professionals in institutions of higher learning that teach students about performance improvement

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