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ODP Division of Quality Management QM Spotlight

The Office of Developmental Programs Division of Quality Management (QM) has issued its latest edition of the QM Spotlight.

This issue focuses on the ODP’s revised Quality Management Plan & Action Review Checklist. The QM Plan & Action Review Checklist was developed by the Division of Quality Management as a supplemental document for agency QM reviewers. The checklist encourages engaging and meaningful conversations about QM Plans and their subsequent action plans. The checklist is a structured form for providing feedback, technical assistance, and suggestions for improvement.

Quality management plan reviewers are encouraged to use and share this checklist for:

CONSISTANCY

STANDARDIZED REVIEWING STATEWIDE = REVIEWER FIDELITY = IMPROVED DATA INTEGRITY

  • Clear and consistent guidelines to follow when reviewing plans.
  • Can be used as a self assessment tool during the planning or evaluation process.

OWNERSHIP/ACCOUNTABILITY

TEAM OWNERSHIP = EMPOWERMENT TO AFFECT CHANGE = COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS

  • Quality is everyone’s responsiblity!
  • Highlights importance of convening effective quality improvement (QI) teams including “ground level” members, committed to positive, person centered outcomes.

IMPROVEMENT

USE WHEN DEVELOPING A QM PLAN = BETTER QM PLAN = INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS

  • Ensures comprehensive review of a QM plan and its Action plan.
  • Provides the opportunity for targeted technical assistance.

Link: ODP’s Quality Management Plan & Action Plan Review Checklist