Quality Improvement Gallery

The Quality Improvement Methodology modules will provide basic training on essential tools and methodologies for continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. These self-paced, on-demand modules are appropriate for anyone interested in learning about and participating in quality improvement (QI) activities. Specific topics include an introduction to Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, High Reliability and QI versus Research. Other topics cover various basic and intermediate QI tools and the PDSA, DMAIC-Six Sigma, Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA). and Lean methodologies. Anyone interested in improving their general knowledge of QI and those who need a refresher on specific tools and methodologies can benefit. This online activity includes video animations and interactive questions designed to help learners self-assess their comprehension.  The ultimate goal of this course is to provide clinicians with the knowledge needed about incorporating quality improvement (QI) methodologies into clinical practice in order to improve patient care.  

Method of Participation

This continuing medical education enduring material is in an interactive web format. The estimated time to complete this activity is XXX hours.

Hardware/software requirements: Activities will run on desktop or mobile device using the most recent version of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Safari, or Google Chrome.

If you have questions about the participation process, please e-mail the UT Southwestern Medical Center, ceoffice@utsouthwestern.edu.

Target Audience

Providers from all specialties, residents, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, social workers, nurse practitioners, radiologists, pharmacists, etc.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify QI tools and implement them into practice demonstrating quality improvement
  • Employ the use of different QI methodologies (PDSA, DMAIC, Lean, etc.)
  • Analyze findings using statistical tools for improvement in patient care, QI projects, etc.
  • Utilize information technology to optimize learning and just-in-time refresher learning
  • Apply knowledge obtained from Quality Improvement to improving the health system, mentorship with medical students, and clinical care.
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The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Required Hardware/software

Activities should be run with recent versions of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.