Quality improvement is a systematic, continuous process that evaluates current healthcare practices and looks for ways to improve them. QI aims to provide higher-quality care while reducing errors, waste, and costs.
To do this, QI teams use various tools and techniques, such as process mapping and root cause analysis. QI initiatives often focus on standardizing healthcare processes, such as ordering medications or documenting patient histories.
By standardizing these processes, healthcare providers can reduce variation in care, leading to better patient outcomes.