What do you mean by population-specific project plan coaching?
We will coach a project team that is focused on improving outcomes for a specific patient population, such as reducing sepsis, falls, or healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). We will utilize whatever conceptual framework your organization has already adopted (such as PDSA, PDCA, or DMAIC). If your organization doesn’t currently use a specific framework, we will follow the PDSA model (Plan-Do-Study-Act).
How long will population-specific coaching take? We will adapt the coaching plan to the needs of the organization, but typically one improvement cycle will take 30-60 days to complete. The goal is to develop a train-the-trainer approach, so we will continue to coach the project team members as needed as they apply their project management skills to other initiatives in the organization.
What time and resources should I expect to put forth for population-specific coaching? Again, this depends on the needs of the organization and the type of intervention planned. Generally, you can expect at least one 1-hour meeting per week for the members of your improvement team and one or two additional hours per week for the project leader.
What can I expect as a result of population-specific coaching?
- A project leader and team who are well-versed in the performance improvement process
- A comprehensive, written project plan summarizing the efforts and outcomes of the initiative that can be used to communicate progress to external stakeholders
- An effective model that can be replicated for future performance improvement efforts
- Improved efficiency of improvement activities