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Quality Improvement Transforms Knox County Tennessee

November 17, 2011

 

​Knox County Health Department in Tennessee began using Quality Improvement (QI) tools and techniques to address asthma management in their local community. At the conclusion of an asthma management demonstration project, funded by AstraZeneca, Knox County administrators wanted to integrate QI into...

 

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Improving the Quality of Adult Asthma Care in East Tennessee

October 4, 2011

 

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Under leadership from the Summit Medical Group, three teams including the City of Knoxville, Statcare Pulmonary Consultants, and Tennessee Valley Primary Care, participated in a rapid Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle...

 

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Reducing the Negative Impact of Asthma in Knox County Schools

October 4, 2011

 

To view the resource, click on the document icon in the green menu above or view it in the PDF reader below.   The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and the Knox County Schools (KCS) participated in a rapid Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle with the goal of reducing the negative impact of asthma on KCS....

 

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Diverse QI Methods All Lead to Success: ​Increased Immunization Rates in Three Ohio Counties

September 16, 2011

 

​Optimizing immunization rates was a goal of Healthy People 2010. Health departments from three different Ohio Counties used Quality Improvement (QI) methods to raise their DTaP series (4 shot series) immunization rates. The project began with a joint QI training in which each health department team...

 

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Improving the Planning and Performance Measurement Reporting System

June 27, 2011

 

The goal of this rapid cycle improvement (RCI) project was to streamline the reporting process of the Minnesota Planning and Performance Measurement Reporting System to improve the content and quality of the data submitted and add more value for state and local stakeholders. RCI PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act)...

 

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A Lean Day in the Tulsa Health Department White Paper

April 13, 2011

 

With assistance from PHF, the Tulsa Health Department Quality Improvement Council (QIC) conducted a Lean event in three of its facilities with the objective of beautification of the environment and creating efficiency for the customer.  Lean is a process management philosophy that helps optimize the...

 

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Quality Improvement Success in Kansas with H1N1 and Social Distancing

April 11, 2011

 

In the summer of 2009, Kansas Department of Health and Environment QI teams used flowcharting to create a new information alert system. The QI team identified three major channels for information. The teams subsequently used their new flowcharting skills to design isolation activities for infected individuals...

 

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Quality Improvement Success in Orange County, Florida with Documentation Cycle Time

April 11, 2011

 

The Orange County Health Department Division of Environmental Health in Florida chartered a QI team to improve customer satisfaction with the speed and accuracy of Septic System Permitting. Measurement of operations indicated that the causes for delay in issuing permits were uninformed contractors,...

 

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Quality Improvement Success in Orange County, Florida with Operational Efficiency

April 11, 2011

 

The Orange County Health Department in Florida chartered a QI team to reduce total time for administering child immunizations. With assistance from Grace Duffy, the QI team identified a number of disruptions to the process, including times when patients’ families were waiting to be interviewed and for...

 

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Quality Improvement Success in Orange County, Florida with Early Syphilis Detection

April 11, 2011

 

Between 2004 and 2005, the Orange County Health Department (OCHD) in Florida experienced a 45% increase in new early syphilis cases in its jurisdiction, from 136 cases to 195 cases per year. Surveillance data also showed significant increases in early syphilis over the previous four years. If not controlled,...

 

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