Quality Improvement 101, Part 1: Using Small PDSA Experiments to Test and Implement Changes, without Driving Everybody Nuts


  • Hunter Gatewood, MSW, LCSW, Signal Key Consulting, San Diego, CA

Everybody knows about the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, but many clinic managers and frontline staff do not use PDSAs and improvement methods regularly or effectively. In this webinar—which is the first in a three-part series (register for part 2 and part 3 here)—you will hear how all the pieces connect and how to employ PDSAs and performance measurement in an effective and even fun way, without driving yourself crazy with extra work. Hunter Gatewood has supported hundreds of clinics and other organizations in becoming learning systems to manage change and improve results for their patients and clients. People appreciate his humor and his hard-won pragmatism.

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