As part of the RSC curriculum, we promote modules delivered through the RITE tutorials.
The Realizing Improving through Team Empowerment (RITE) tutorials are a series of videos that explain some of the basic concepts around quality improvement methods and tools. They were created by the quality improvement team in radiology:
- David Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jake Mickelsen (email@example.com)
Quality Education Manager, Radiology
- Kandice Garcia (KanGarcia@stanfordhealthcare.org)
These videos are now deployed and utilized across the Stanford University Medical Center, including the adult hospital, the children’s hospital, and the Stanford School Of Medicine to assist improvement teams in understanding the practical concepts around quality improvement and patient safety in the inpatient and outpatient areas to achieve a continuum of high quality care.
Videos from the RITE tutorials are assigned on a monthly basis and are limited to approximately 20 minutes a month. We will discuss each of these topics during our monthly team meetings to answer any questions that residents might have after watching the videos. A template of the A3 is available on the RSC website which will be used for the QI projects.
They are divided in to 7 modules, listed below.
NOTE: Increase the video speed by hovering over the video > Settings (cog icon) > Speed > adjust the speed.
Overall Educational Curriculum
Click on the tabs to access the learning modules.
|Month||Project Educational Goal||Learning Modules|
|September||Introduction to the process of QI||
Introduction to A3 thinking (11 min)
Team Roles (13 min)
|October||Develop a goal statement and describe current process||
SMART goals (4 min)
Current State (3 min)
Understanding the problem (7 min)
|November||Describe current process by collecting baseline data||
Metrics (11 min)
Measurement systems (12 min)
Statistical process control (9 min)
|December||Perform root-cause analysis||
The 8 wastes (7min) Key Drivers
Parts 1 (8 min) & Part 2 (7 min)
Developing knowledge through testing (15 min)
|January||Develop a goal statement and describe current process||
Psychological aspects of change (14 min)
Communicating progress and results (11 min)
|February||Initial testing and results from initial testing||
Processes (9 min)
Voice of process vs. voice of customer (8 min)
|March||Evaluation of initial testing, continuous process improvement and monitoring||
Introduction to reliability (14 min)
Sustaining Plans (10 min)
|April||Sustain Plans||Closing an Improvement Project (15:34)|
Project Educational Goal: Sustain Plans