Quality Improvement Studies

What is a Quality Improvement Study?

Quality Improvement Studies (QIS) utilize a statewide approach to improvement projects.  Data is analyzed to identify opportunities for targeted improvement and to define specific project goals.  Project resources, sample templates and toolkits are developed as needed to address the measure(s) targeted for improvement.  Project resources are designed to meet CAH needs based on input from CAH staff regarding existing challenges as well as best practices utilized by high performing CAHs.  QIS resources are disseminated to CAH staff through the PIN website or email.  QIS projects are generally implemented over an extended period of time, from 6 to 12 months and are independently managed by CAH quality staff.

Active Quality Improvement Studies

Healthcare Personnel Influenza Immunization (2017-2018)

HCAHPS Communication Improvement with LEAD (May 2017 – April 2018)

Recent Quality Improvement Studies

ED Transfer Communication (April 2017-Aug 2017)

Falls Prevention Study (2015-2016)


Past Studies

To view tools and resources from previous studies, go to the MT CAH Document Library and enter the topic in the search box.

Acute Myocardial Infarction
Decubitus Pressure Ulcer
ED Transfer Communication Study
Emergency Department Assessments
High Alert Medications
OP 4 & 5 – Aspirin at Arrival in the ED and Median Time to ECG in the ED
Pediatric Emergency Care
Peri-Operative Instructions
Traumatic Brain Injury