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Nursing homes are required to develop, implement, and maintain an effective, comprehensive, and data-driven Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) program to improve the quality of life and quality of care delivered to nursing home residents.

The following tools and resources are categorized to assist nursing homes in developing an effective QAPI program, which is the foundation of a strong quality improvement program. Nursing homes can use these tools as they problem-solve, address new challenges, and strive to embed QAPI principles and performance improvement projects (PIPs) into their day to day work and culture.

1. Rediscovering Quality: Assessments & Root Cause Analysis

Tool Referenced: Gap/Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

2. Rediscovering Quality: Prioritizing Interventions

Tool Referenced: Prioritization Matrix

3. Rediscovering Quality: SMART Goals

Tool Referenced: SMART Goals Worksheet

4. Rediscovering Quality: Strategy Trees

Tool Referenced: Strategy Tree Form