QI Tools and Resources

The Healthcare Improvement Skills Center (HISC) is an internet source for healthcare professionals.  The purpose of the site is to support a wide variety of efforts on the part of healthcare professionals to make systematic improvements in the quality of healthcare they provide to their patients. Through six Modules and a Quality Improvement-Self Assessment (QI-SA), you will learn valuable skills, methods, processes, and techniques in order to do quality improvement in your practice.


“Closing the gap between the health care we have and the health care we should have” is the reason the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) exists.  Their programs encompass a wide variety of improvement learning opportunities including, conferences and seminars, collaboratives, professional development, and audio and web programs. All of their programs are designed to enable individuals to innovate together, share knowledge, and collaborate on improving health and health care.


Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC) is the innovator of the Chronic Care Model (CCM).  Find valuable information on the CCM, practice change, topics in Patient-Centered Medical Home, and learn how to build evidence for better care.  Through CCM, ICIC collaboratives have succeeded in helping practice teams make many changes in the way they care for patients with chronic illness, and patient outcomes improved as a result. Access their website to access their Resource Library containing a range of tools designed to manage improvement efforts.


The American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Internal Medicine offer detailed lists of approved alternative modules to meeting the Practice Improvement requirement in Maintenance of Certification.

  • Access the ABFM approved alternative modules:
  • Access the Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) Pathway at the ABIM: