SNEPTN Clinical Measures

As you strive to improve processes in your practice, you collect data to measure your efforts. Once your team begins tracking and reporting data, you will find that it can help:

  • engage others in your office
  • identify high performers and effective strategies
  • identify opportunities for improvement
  • celebrate achievements

You only need to collect enough data to inform the process of change.  This is done in the context of small-scale tests of change known as the cycle of PDSA, which stands for Plan, Do, Study, Act:

  • Plan: Propose a change that will lead to improvement
  • Do: Implement the plan – at small scale initially
  • Study: Collect your data
  • Act: Interpret your data. Use the findings to inform the next step.