Workshop - 90 Minutes
Are you interested in improving patient’s outcomes, clinical processes, efficiency, or communication? This workshop is for you! The purpose is to increase the understanding of the value of a Quality Improvement (QI) framework for medical/oral health integration projects. Goals of this session are to, 1) provide an example of how QI has been used effectively in an oral health integration project, 2) apply QI tools to an everyday activity and 3) apply QI to create a sustainable public health project. A platform for the workshop is established through a brief introduction on how QI improved a project with a Native American tribe and an Indian Health Service dental clinic. This interactive workshop introduces aims statements, driver diagrams and plan-do-study-act tools. Participants engage in hands-on use of QI tools for process mapping with the support of a green belt in Lean Six Sigma who provides entertaining and practical information.