The Role of the Quality Coordinator

Leading the organization-wide approach to performance improvement – QAPI program – as well as policies and procedures related to the program.

Survey Readiness

Collect and analyze data for use by the facility in assessing performance.

Identify and resolve data quality issues.

Communication and education on quality matters to leadership, department managers, staff, and boards.

This is a list of common roles.   Roles of the Quality Coordinator may differ in each facility.

Free Online QIC Training

QAPI Resources

Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) is the foundation of a hospitals QI program and is a provision in the CAH Conditions of Participation.

§ 485.641

Implementation date: March 31, 2021

The CAH must develop, implement, and maintain an effective, ongoing, CAH-wide, data-driven quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) program. The CAH must maintain and demonstrate evidence of the effectiveness of its QAPI program.

This is not updated yet in the State Operations Manual.  Refer to the Federal Register posting at this link for guidance:

Page 314  – Start of Appendix W updates
Page 503 – Start of QAPI Updates


Project Management Tools

Project management is one of the most sought after skill sets of our time.

Healthcare in the US continues to be under mounting cost and quality pressures and the need for project management in the healthcare setting has become apparent.

Understanding and applying foundational project management practices can significantly improve outcomes across healthcare delivery settings.

Citation: Berger, K. (2017, February 14). A primer on project management for health care. Retrieved March 22, 2021, from

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