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Quality and Safety Series: 6. SMART Goals

Nurse Talking with Senior Patient Provider in Home with Senior Patients

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

11:00 a.m. Pacific  |  12 noon Mountain  |  1:00 p.m. Central


The Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC) Quality and Safety Series is designed to assist your organization in its quality improvement journey, from planning and preparation to sustaining gains.

Offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, this series is designed as a learning module for the novice or a refresher of skills for the expert.

These "quick-inars" consists of a 30 minute or less bite-size learning presentation to review key skills necessary to function in the quality improvement role or for other staff members participating in a quality improvement initiative.


  • Describe a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) goal.
  • Identify how to write and apply a SMART goal.
  • Examine the HSAG HQIC SMART goal worksheet.