QI Collaborative


Winter/Spring 2018 PCQN QI Collaborative Call Series:

TOPIC: Timely Access to Palliative Care

DATE & TIME: Collaborative calls will be held one Tuesday per month at 12 pm PST. The dates of the first four calls are as follows:
– Tuesday, January 16th
– Tuesday, February 13th
– Tuesday, March 13th
– Tuesday, April 17th

REGISTER NOW: Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in participating, please contact Angela Marks, PCQN Deputy Director, at [email protected].

The PCQN Quality Improvement Collaborative is looking at ways to measure the quality of palliative care. We use the PCQN database to examine baseline comparable data between the different sites participating in the network.

Using a QI Framework to improve care:
1. Set the vision for improvement
2. Understand the problem(s)
3. Identify areas for improvement
4. Prioritize small tests of change
5. Devise a measurement strategy
6. Monitor your progress
7. Assess & adjust
8. Sustain the change

We work as a team over multiple sites to discuss best practices to reach our quality goal. Our ongoing monthly conference calls include educational seminars and active mentorship.

Screening for Spiritual Needs QI Collaborative Slides:

Screening for Spiritual Needs QI Collaborative Resources:

Advance Care Planning QI Collaborative Slides:

Pain QI Collaborative Slides: