Our vision is to be a cornerstone in your improvement work

Medrave creates information, compiles and visualises the unit's medical data so you and your coworkers can identify which areas that need improvement. Through the use of Medraves products you can prioritise ideas, plan the improvement, set goals and last but not least successfully follow up that you are approaching your goals.

Which are the other cornerstones?

We at Medrave work for the conviction that quality improvement work is often dependent on three other cornerstones for success. Simply put:

1.Leadership - Someone that drives and assures that everyone is on the same page about what is the important goal.
2.Evidence - The objective should be to reach a goal that has support in medical research, simply to do correct things.
3.Method - There’s established methods on how to gradually work and measure how to reach your goal.

All cornerstones have a great significance to reach the set goal. If you’re missing one it’s hard to reach the goal you’ve set. We are very proud that Medrave has during the years developed as a natural part of the Swedish primary care quality improvement process.

What is improvement?

There’s different methods of working with improvement work.
You start out by defining an objective.
There’s a risk that everyone isn’t as enthusiastic, you lose the thread and fall back to old habits. To avoid these pitfalls, it’s important for quality improvement work to stand steadily on all 4 cornerstones.

How does improvement work happen?

The foundation in quality improvement work is to work systematically, what works and what does not, progressively changing the plan until it’s perfect. Initially you need to answer:
- What is it that we want to accomplish?
- How do we know that a change really means improvement? Can you notice it, is it measurable?
- What changes can we make that result in an improvement? List all suggestions, pick a few processes to prioritize and focus on.

Then commences a cycle called PDSA, every point has its own cycle.
P. PLAN – Create a plan. Process description, who does what, when and how?
D. DO - Act according to the plan during a predetermined time period.
S. STUDY - Follow up, measure and analyze the result.
A. ACT – Draw conclusions, discuss what went well and what didn't work. Suggest improvements of the plan that restart from the first point.

A PDSA cycle is often relatively short, about 2-20 weeks. These steps make up the foundation for quality improvement work. What a predetermined time-frame you go back to the initial three questions, list new suggestions and pick new prioritized processes to work with.

Benchmarking drives the quality improvement work

You can get inspired and learn from others. That’s why benchmarking on a national level is a great tool to identify where you have flaws and what you can learn from others. Many health actors are willing to share their methods that are successful. Is there anything that we can learn? Can it work for us?