Process Tools Application and Annotated References
For this unit, you will submit your process tools application, worth 100 points and annotated references, worth 40 points. Refer to the detailed directions below.
PROCESS TOOLS APPLICATION
Instructions: You will decide on an opportunity for improvement, The opportunity for improvement I would like to use is reducing and preventing hospital re-admissions, and then you will work through the steps of PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) to select the process that will improve the opportunity.
Utilize this Process Tools Application Template below to assist you with your project planning and execution.
Paper should be 3 pages in length.
Refer to the Writing Center for APA requirements and utilize the Writing Center Resources found in Course Documents.
Please provide an annotated bibliography reviewing references used for your project.
Utilize the Writing Center resources to learn more about annotated bibliographies.
Include at least 3 references.
Each reference must include an annotation at least one paragraph in length.
Process Tools Application Template:
In your final project, you will decide on an opportunity for improvement, and then you will work through the steps of PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) to select the process that will improve the opportunity.
For the Process Tools Application, you will have five sections. Please follow the below format.
Section 1 Find a process to improve. Describe the process that you have chosen to improve.
Section 2 Organize your sources. Describe what sources that should be involved the quality improvement process.
Section 3 Clarify the current knowledge of the process. To clarify the current process, a great tool to use is a flow diagram. Create a flow diagram for the process utilizing tools such as Microsoft® Word® and PowerPoint®.
Section 4 Understand causes of special variation. Based on the data that you have collected, describe the reasons for the variation.
Section 5 Select the process improvement. Once you organize your data and reasons, you can describe what in the process is causing the problem, and how you propose to fix the problem