This toolkit from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) includes the tools and templates you need to launch a successful Quality Improvement (QI) project and manage performance improvement. The QI tools include:
- Cause and effect diagram: Also known as the Ishikawa or fishbone diagram, this tool helps you analyse the root causes contributing to an outcome.
- Failure modes and effects analysis: Also used in Lean management and Six Sigma, FMEA is a systematic, proactive method for identifying potential risks and their impact.
- Run charts: These charts help you monitor performance over time.
- PDSA worksheet: Plan-Do-Study-Act rapid-cycle testing helps teams assess whether a change leads to improvement using a methodical learning process.
You will need to create an IHI account in order to download the toolkit. You can then download the complete toolkit with all ten tools, or download individual tools as you need them to guide your continuous improvement work.