Methods of Quality Improvement
The FADE Model (Organizational Dynamics Institute, Wakefield, MA)
There are 4 broad steps to the FADE QI model:
FOCUS: Define and verify the process to be improved
ANALYZE: Collect and analyze data to establish baselines, identify root causes and point toward possible solutions
DEVELOP: Based on the data, develop action plans for improvement, including implementation, communication, and measuring/monitoring
EXECUTE: Implement the action plans, on a pilot basis as indicated, and
EVALUATE: Install an ongoing measuring/monitoring (process control) system to ensure success.