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Quality Improvement Projects

A guide to help through the process of creating a Quality Improvement Project.

Quality Improvement Projects (QIPS)

This guide was developed to help anyone interested in conducting a quality improvement project. QI projects typically seek to accomplish one or more of the following aims:

  • Improve patient outcomes (health)
  • Enhance system performance (care)
  • Increase professional development (learning)


The UMKC Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Consortium’s mission is to lead in the scholarship and dissemination of local, regional, and national activities directed at enhancing quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.


The Consortium goals are to:

  • Develop and maintain a robust educational curriculum in quality improvement and patient safety, such that all learners not only can participate in QIPS-related projects, but also develop competency in QIPS initiatives to support their future clinical practice. ​
  • Develop the infrastructure to support scholarship and dissemination of QIPS activities across the Consortium. ​
  • Support and provide resources for QIPS-related projects and programs ​
  • Provide an organizational infrastructure for QIPS programs across UMKC and its affiliated hospitals to facilitate collaboration, communication, scholarship development and sharing. ​
  • Improve quality and safety in the community.