Quality Management is a continuous and ongoing systematic process which has four main components: quality planning (which may involve a quality improvement project); quality assurance; quality control (verifies deliverables are as specified); and continual improvement.
- Careers in Quality: highlights RDNs working in quality career sectors. It reviews the education, skills, and training needed to perform responsibilities that focuses on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).
Quality Improvement consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in services and/or the status of targeted individuals or groups. Performance Improvement is the systematic process of detecting and analyzing performance problems, designing, and developing interventions to address the problems, implementing the interventions, evaluating the results, and sustaining improvement.
- Access the Quality-Focused Practice Tips to review quality management tools and real-world case studies. View the 'Quickinars' --- 30-minute recorded virtual huddles. The Practice Tips aid in conducting quality initiative projects by providing comprehensive step-by-step guide for RDNs and NDTRs to implement quality improvement and change management in practice settings.
Quality Strategies provides resources in the areas of quality improvement, change management, performance improvement, process analysis, and measurement to promote RDNs in quality teams and leadership roles. Quality Strategies create awareness tactics that drive change and recognize RDN career advancement, practitioner return on investment by performing at their highest scope of practice and demonstrating viability - the RDN’s ability to work successfully in the organization.
- Quality Strategies and Health Equity Guide: The National Quality Strategy and Health Equity Guide showcases major areas of national quality strategy, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Action Plan and Social Determinants of Health tools and resources.