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Play 11: QI & Data Collection

Quality Improvement & Data Collection


In the initial stages of implementation, success will be based on meeting your planning goals. Once you implement S·BI·RT, and have baseline measures for each component of S·BI·RT, you can use them to establish clear aim statements that will enable you to measure improvement in your practice using the Change Model (See Play 2) that your practice has adopted. We suggest that your team include data collection and reporting in your workplan.

Purpose of Play 11 To make clear expectations for data collection and reporting from each Initiative site and to recommend key data points for ongoing quality improvement.
  • Data collection encompasses determining what data to collect and submit, how, when, by whom, to whom, and in what format.
  • QI is following the change model your team adopted.
Team members Select team members or staff members who will be responsible for data collection/submission, reporting and ongoing QI. All team members should review the data and reports at regular intervals.
Measure(s) Data are used for ongoing quality improvement of the S•BI•RT process.


Recommended Approach

  • For QI, review and utilize the systems change model adopted in Play 2. This is when your team tests new change ideas for improvement using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.
  • Each site will decide the roles and responsibilities of those charged with fulfilling these expectations.

Keep In Mind

  • QI is an iterative process. Your team will be making frequent corrections along the way as your team learns from experience with each step and identifying other actions to add to your team’s strategy. Be prepared to refocus your aim.
  • Small-scale changes are easier to manage, and allow your team to refine the new processes, demonstrate their impact on practices and outcomes, and build increased support by stakeholders.
  • Use of data separates what is thought to be happening from what is really happening.
  • Any learning is forward progress- even if it is only learning about what does not work!


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