Institute for Health Improvement (IHI)
IHI’s QI Essentials Toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch a successful quality improvement project and manage performance improvement. Each of the ten tools can be used with the Model for Improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma, and includes a short description, instructions, an example, and a blank template.
East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)
Your Project Charter, the Model for Improvement and Driver Diagrams are 3 key tools which will get you up and running and continue to help with improvement projects. In addition there are tools that will help you at certain stages of your QI project, they will help with: Identifying the quality issue; Understanding the problem; Developing a strategy and change ideas; Testing; and Implementation and sustaining the gains. You can also use Communication Tools throughout the life-cycle of your project.
HSE National QI Team
The HSE National QI Team developed the QI toolkit as a resource to support people working on QI projects and initiatives in any health care setting. This toolkit contains a number of tools which should make carrying out a project easier. The project map shares the four phases of the project starting out with a ‘light bulb’ moment right through to the sustainability plan. This is where you are embedding the improvements you have achieved.There are some tools that you will find helpful for all projects and some tools may be more applicable to your project than others.