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Developing Solutions to the Challenges Public Health Organizations Face in 2011

January 4, 2011

 

Ron Bialek and John W. (Jack) Moran of PHF worked with Jennifer McKeever of the National Network of Public Health Institutes to present "Developing Solutions to the Challenges Public Health Organizations Face in 2011:  Using Tree Diagrams and Prioritization Matrix of the Advanced Tools of QI"  at the...

 

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A Complete Quality System Requires a Complete Leader

December 14, 2010

 

At every organizational level a critical mass of leadership must be trained in the principles of quality, problem solving, teaming, and facilitation. Leadership must be able to lead and facilitate teams so that they can show they walk the talk and embrace the principles imbedded in a Complete Quality...

 

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JPHMP Special Issue on Quality Improvement (Jan/Feb 2010)

September 20, 2010

 

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) January/February 2010 Special Edition on Quality Improvement features the Public Health Foundation's (PHF) QI Experts Les Beitsch, John W. Moran, and William Riley as guest editors as well as authors of articles such as “Quality Improvement...

 

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Ready, AIM, Problem Solve

September 14, 2010

 

Narrowing a problem statement to a discrete issue promotes a focus for effectively applying QI tools. A lack of focus on real issues can cause a loss of valuable problem-solving time. The October 2009 edition of the Quality Texas Foundation Update includes an article on this quality improvement process....

 

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TAPP into the PDCA Cycle

September 14, 2010

 

Written by PHF’s Senior Quality Advisor, John W. Moran, and quality improvement experts Grace Duffy and William Riley, this article in ASQ’s May 2009 Healthcare Update describes how to improve the management of public health processes through setting performance targets, measuring key quality characteristics,...

 

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SIPOC+CM Diagram Offers High-Level View of "As Is" State of a Process Under Investigation

September 13, 2010

 

​The SIPOC+CM Diagram, originally published in The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook, has been featured on the American Society for Quality website.   SIPOC+CM is a data collection form that assists in gathering information about Suppliers, Inputs, Processes, Outputs, and Customers of a process....

 

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The Continuum of Quality Improvement in Public Health

September 13, 2010

 

"The Continuum of Quality Improvement in Public Health,” co-authored by PHF quality improvement consultants John W. Moran, Grace Duffy, and Bill Riley, was published in the Quality Management Forum, a Peer-Reviewed Publication of the Quality Management Division of the American Society for Quality, in...

 

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Utilizing the Advanced Tools of QI to Solve Problems: Understanding the Challenges Public Organizations Will Face in 2010

September 13, 2010

 

Written by Ron Bialek, Sarah Gillen, and John W. Moran in early 2010, this white paper highlights the advanced tools of QI that are designed to deal with complex issues that are not obvious without detailed analysis. This analysis guides away from the simple answer and into a process of continual refinement...

 

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Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics

September 13, 2010

 

In January 2010, public health professionals from the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department and PHF produced a white paper entitled “Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics: A Local Health Department's Experience,” citing a clear example of quality improvement...

 

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Review, Refresh, and Revitalize: Your Pandemic Flu Plan for Fall 2009

September 13, 2010

 

​Quality improvement practices promote efficiency and effectiveness in strategically planning for and implementing programs that address public health problems. This white paper, written in July 2009 by Ron Bialek, John W. Moran, Kim McCoy, William Riley, and Lillian Shirley, provides crucial information...

 

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