Bob Addleton on the Seven Basic Tools of Quality

February 27, 2010 at 12:25 am Leave a comment

Understanding how quality improvement professional approach their work, including the tools they use will make the CME professional a more effective partner in many CME activities, especially PI CME.  Bob Addleton, EdD talked with me in a podcast about some of the language of quality, specifically the Seven Basic Tools of Quality. Bob is Executive Vice President at the Physicians Institute for Excellence in Medicine. Holding a Green Belt in Six Sigma and having worked in quality improvement in healthcare settings makes Bob uniquely qualified to talk with us on this topic.

The basic quality tools we talked about included:

  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Check sheets
  • Control Charts
  • Run charts
  • Pareto Diagrams
  • Histograms. And
  • Flowcharts

Check out the Institute for Healthcare Improvement where you can download information about these tools and many other excellent resources to use in healthcare quality improvement.  You should also go to the Physicians Institute for Excellence in Medicine, and the National Institute for Quality Improvement and Education for a lot of excellent resources related to quality improvement and PI CME.


Entry filed under: CME, Continuing Medical Education, Improvement, Physician Continuing Education, PI CME.

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