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.
Note: To make the most of this course, you’ll need Microsoft Word and Excel; versions 2010 or 2013 will work best. This course is not optimized for mobile devices.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
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.
You must be a registered IHI.org user
to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of
% to successfully complete this lesson.