Continuous Quality Improvement

Office of Continuous Institutional Assessment

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) engages in a process of continuous quality improvement (CQI) to ensure that UNR Med fulfills its mission of excellence in education, clinical care, biomedical and behavioral research, and an institutional culture of respect, compassion and diversity. CQI is a systematic approach to the analysis of institutional performance and efforts to improve performance. The UNR Med CQI process includes three key components that comprise a quality improvement feedback loop:

  1. strategic plan development,
  2. strategic plan implementation, and
  3. monitoring of strategic plan outcomes and LCME compliance.

This cycle results in quality improvements, helping to fulfill the school's mission and our vision of "A Healthy Nevada." The Institutional CQI Plan is available to all Accountables listed in the plan, but can be extended to other UNR Med members by request. Please contact the CIA to get access to the interactive CQI Plan through PowerApps. Learn how to get PowerApps on your phone or other mobile device or view the CQI app in your browser.

CQI Model

Figure showing the CQI Model.

  • Implementation
    Implement the strategic plan using the RACI model
  • Strategic Planning
    Revise the strategic plan based on data gathered during monitoring phase
  • Institutional Assessment
    Monitor the implementation and impact of the strategic plan and LCME compliance

These lead to the Mission:
Improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in:

  • student education and postgraduate training that produces global leaders in medicine;
  • clinical care of the highest quality, safety and innovation;
  • research with local, national and global impact;
  • our institutional culture of diversity and inclusion.

Which leads to our Vision: "A Healthy Nevada"