QI 106 Lesson 3: Using a Run Chart Template to Display Data
Measurement tells you if the changes you’re testing are leading to improvement. Displaying data with a run chart can enhance your understanding of what the numbers are telling you, and also help you engage an audience. In this lesson, you will create a run chart for a hospital that’s trying to reduce wait times. You’ll start with raw data and use an Excel template to turn it into a finished, annotated run chart. By the end, you’ll be able to use the Excel template to display the results of your own clinical improvement project.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
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Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Describe key components of a run chart.
2. Create a run chart using the IHI Excel run chart template.
Contributors
Author(s):
Kevin Little, Ph.D, Principal, Informing Ecological Design, LLC View Profile
Editor(s):
Kathleen Vega, BA, Freelance Writer, Kathleen B. Vega, Inc View Profile
Reviewer(s):
Matthew Eggebrecht, Senior Consultant, University of Minnesota View Profile
Lloyd Provost, MS, Statistician, Associates in Process Improvement View Profile
Richard Scoville, PhD, Improvement Advisor/Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.