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QI Tools and Education

QI Tools and Education

There are multiple websites dedicated to Quality Improvement (QI) and QI tools within healthcare such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Quality Improvement Hub. Those are excellent resources that contain description and templates for most common QI tools. Below you will also find selected tools with EMSC specific examples for contextualization and easier adaption to the EMSC scope of work. 


Key Driver Diagram

A driver diagram can be used to plan improvement project activities. It provides a way of systematically laying out aspects of an improvement project so they can be discussed and agreed on. Click there for more. 

Example: EMSC Key Driver Diagram


Stakeholder Analysis and Mapping

Stakeholder analysis and mapping is one of the first steps you should take in any change project. It aims to identify everyone with a concern or interest who needs to be involved in the change. Click here for more. 

Key Stakeholders Interview Template

Example: Texas State Partnership Stakeholder Analysis


Fishbone Diagram

A Fishbone diagram is a graphic tool used to explore and display the possible causes of a certain effect. It is most usefull when causes group naturally under the categories of Materials, Methods, Equipment, Environment, and People. Click here for more.


Communications and Engagement Plan

Effective communication and engagement is an essential component in helping to implementing improvement. Developing a Communications and Engagement Plan will help you to manage your communication and engagement activities. Click here for more. 


Acadmic Resources



    The Improvement Guide, 2nd Edition

    Offers an integrated approach to learning and imprvement, one that is designed to deliver quick and substantial results using the model for improvement.