Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement Resources

Authors: Paul Wing | Gaetano Forte | Jean Moore DrPH, MSN, FAAN | David Armstrong, PhD

Topics: Resources for Project Officers

June 6, 2016

Quality Improvement, as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the health status of targeted patient groups.  Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement (RCQI) is a simple yet powerful tool used to achieve improved outcomes by health care professionals and educators around the world. By allowing the application of several tests over time, the RCQI model can identify the most successful ideas: those that have the largest impact on the overall program outcomes.

The RCQI Resource Guide is designed for HRSA grantees and explains in detail the Model for Improvement, how to compose an aim statement, how to measure changes, and provides relevant examples.