Data/Quality Improvement Tools

Data & Quality Improvement Tools

Clinics that are part of the Data Transparency Project will share data with other clinics and work to improve on two of the six data transparency measures as identified as top priority by clinic leaders.
OPCA is here to help you and your teams with your improvement projects as you work to report and improve your data! This section of our website will feature a variety of quality improvement tools, toolkits, articles and anything else that may be helpful for clinics. These tools will also be discussed during our monthly Data/QI calls with workgroup staff participating in this project.
In addition to the tools posted on this website, OPCA recommends the following data and quality improvement resources:
  • AHRQ - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • ASQ - The American Society for Quality's library of quality improvement tools
  • CHAMPS - Community Health Associates of Mountain Plan States
  • HITEQ - HIT-data related resources and webinars
  • HP2020 - Healthy People 2020, a great website for assessing national targets for performance measures.
  • HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration QI Toolkit
  • IHI -  The Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • NQF -  National Quality Forum, a source of many measure definitions
  • RWJF -  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • San Francisco Health Plan - Quality Improvement Resources, including improving patient access, chronic care, office management, patient-provider/staff communication and sample standing orders
  • Creative Safety Supply - 5S Training, Implementation and Methodology 
  • HIPxChange - Free toolkits for a variety of Quality Improvement efforts

Data and Quality Improvement Resource Library

Name Date File size Hits    
Quality Improvement Learning Modules - List compiled by ORPRN Version:1 2017-03-16 369 KB 11
A3 Problem Solving Template Version:1 2017-01-24 43.5 KB 58
PDSA Worksheet, Instructions and Examples Version:3 2015-09-29 553.5 KB 250
AIM Statements - Instructions Version:1 2016-04-26 201.83 KB 157
SMART Goals/Objectives - Instructions Version:1 2016-04-26 264.45 KB 247
Flowcharts - Instructions Version:1 2014-04-28 266.57 KB 480
Affinity Diagram Exercise - Instructions Version:1 2015-01-21 190.25 KB 444
Project Charter Template Version:2 2015-01-21 75.5 KB 368
Process Observation Form Version:2 2015-10-20 14.07 KB 187
Report Management Matrix Version:2 2015-10-20 14.24 KB 197
Data Collection Tools & Templates Version:1 2016-06-16 546.15 KB 140
Effective Teams Resources Version:2 2017-01-12 273.79 KB 56
EHR Quality Metric Dataflow Tools Version:1 2016-06-16 1.58 MB 120
Policies and Procedures - Mosaic Medical Version:1 2016-01-29 1.1 MB 153
Five Whys (Root Cause Analysis) Version:1 2016-06-16 366.67 KB 138
Driver Diagrams Version:1 2016-06-16 267.71 KB 125
Cause and Effect Diagrams Version:1 2016-06-16 230.59 KB 129


Have an article, workflow, tool or anything else that you would like to share with other clinics about this measure? Email the Data Transpareny Team at .