As part of the quality improvement process, data is needed to identify a baseline current state, determine gaps, and track progress towards a target rate. Dashboards are one way to display these components and enable a picture of current performance. Think of dashboards as performance monitoring systems, similar to an automobile dashboard that provides real-time […]
Tracking change with quality improvement efforts requires establishing clear data definitions, using a standardized method of data collection, and displaying the data in a manner that generates meaningful information. To begin, in order to determine if improvement has been made, one must establish that a change has occurred and that it has led to improvement.