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How can I start a cycle of CQI?

Posted August 10, 2020

CQI can be done individually (e.g. assessing your prescribing), by participating in a clinic group practice change (e.g. changing office processes to increase efficiency or access), or through a systems-level project (e.g. participating as a local leader in a multi-site, patient outcome initiative). Here are the basics to help you get started:

  • Understand your practice through the use of objective data. For example:
  • To get a clearer understanding of your practice, try assessing it by taking advantage of CPSA’s many competence tools:
    • Use CPSA’s Standards of Practice as a benchmark to reflect on your practice and consider working with us if you’d like to make improvements.
    • If you’re part of a group practice, strengthen and enhance it through our Group Practice Review.
    • Complete a self-assessment to identify areas for improvement, such as a review of patient record content.
  • Once you’ve successfully reviewed and assessed your practice, use this information to identify opportunities for practice improvements. Then create an action plan to address gaps.
  • Once you’ve executed your plan, evaluate its success using quality improvement methodology and determine your next steps.