NEW PQI Format!
The ARRS PQI projects have been modified to match ABR requirements using the IHI Improvement method. Modules are now easy to navigate and have explanations and IHI teaching content along the way, so you always know why you are doing the next step.
Create your own PQI Project using our Free Form template. This template guides you though all the steps to earn your MOC Part IV credit. Give it a try today! No CME credit is awarded for this template.
What is PQI?
Practice quality improvement (PQI) is a process by which radiologists, their practices, or their facilities, deliver and document the quality of care they provide to their patients.
PQI for diagnostic radiology affects many categories of practice:
- Patient safety
- Accuracy of interpretation
- Report timeliness
- Practice guidelines and technical standards
- Referring physician surveys
- Improving the patient experience
Why Should You Care About PQI?
As professional members of the medical community, we all strive to provide excellent care to patients every day. In the current day and age, this means continuous knowledge improvement, adaptation of practice guidelines and new technologies. PQI accomplishes two goals: 1) more quality improvement initiatives and 2) documentation of quality improvement in radiology.
PQI - How is it done?
PQI is based on the principles of the quality improvement (QI) cycle. This cycle consists of four basic steps:
- Plan: Select an area of practice to improve, collect data, set goals/predict outcomes
- Do: Do the project, record data, document results
- Study: Review the results and compare to your predications/goals you set. What did not work well? Why?
- Act: Adjust the plan, document which changes you made and why, restart the cycle until the goal is achieved or continue for quality assurance
Why choose PQI Connect?
- Projects ready to use (shortens planning phase)
- Get up to 20 CME credits
- Proven successes
- Free for members
Thinking about starting your first PQI project?
- Check out this informative storyboard that outlines how to go about it.