Quality Improvement Implementation Guide and Toolkit for CAHs

January 2019
Stratis Health

This guide and toolkit offers strategies and resources to help critical access hospital (CAH) staff organize and support efforts to implement best practices for quality improvement. It includes:

  • A quality improvement implementation model for small, rural hospital settings
  • A 10-step guide to leading quality improvement efforts
  • Summaries of key national quality initiatives that align with the priorities of the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP)
  • Suggested strategies for improvement of current MBQIP measures
  • A simple, Excel-based tool to assist CAHs with tracking and displaying real-time data for MBQIP and other quality and patient safety measures to support internal improvement efforts
  • An Excel-based tool to help CAH quality and patient safety leaders prioritize and make decisions related to patient safety and quality planning