For some “data” is considered the four letter word of quality improvement. Visualizing data can leave those that consider themselves “numbers adverse” having flashbacks to a statistics exam or the last time they had to calculate their mortgage rate. Fortunately when it comes to QI data use does not have to be complicated. Data in QI can guide the focus of a project, prove success, and flag when efforts need to change course. We’re here to debunk data’s bad rep and have sourced this handy guide to help you get started!  Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll be a QI data collection expert in no time!