Quality Measurement And Assessment In Healthcare

Project: Promoting Health Care Quality  Section 3:

Quality Measurement and Assessment  Measuring and assessing quality provides a foundation for identifying needs for improvement, developing effective interventions, and then monitoring progress toward desired results.   In the Sadeghi, Barzi, Mikhail, and Shabot text, the authors assert that an effort to improve quality “calls for setting outcome and performance targets (goals and expectations) beginning with the end in mind, and then formulating initiatives and actions (processes) that can serve as a bridge to take the organization from its current performance to its desired performance” (p. 182).   Having this “end in mind” can provide justification for dedicating valuable resources toward the effort, and help to lay a clear, concrete path that takes the organization from uncovering gaps between current performance and evidence-based targets to actually achieving those goals.  In this section of the Course Project, you focus on what you would measure—and how you would measure it—relative to your previously identified quality improvement issue. Note: This section of the Course Project will serve as the Portfolio Assignment for this course.       Course Project: Section 3: Quality Measurement and Assessment: write a 3-5 page paper to introduce your quality improvement plan. For more details on this project, see the Week 7 Project area for specifics to include for this paper.     I have attached my paper from week 4 for the continuation of the project.     To prepare: •Review the Learning Resources. Also conduct a search of the literature related to your selected quality improvement issue and complete the Evidence Matrix (provided in this week’s Learning Resources).   •Evaluate the evidence presented in the research literature and the quality standards proposed by various organizations, including the IOM’s six aims for quality improvement.   •Based on this review and your knowledge of the organization that you have selected, determine appropriate measures and indicators of performance related to your identified quality improvement issue.   •Consider how you could gather and use historical evidence of the organization’s performance related to the quality improvement issue. Also consider methods for gathering and assessing current quantitative and qualitative data, including those currently in use by the organization (e.g., chart audit data, staff surveys, quality indicators that are monitored, observations). If possible, examine actual data to assess your selected organization’s performance related to the issue.   •Think about what, specifically, you would like to achieve related to this issue. Establish realistic, evidence-based quality performance targets.   •Analyze gap(s) between the organization’s current performance and the performance targets.   •As you do this, you may wish to create a graphic organizer/alignment chart for your own use that illustrates:   •The measures and indicators that you would evaluate   •Current and historical data related to this quality issue—either actual data or methods for how you would collect and analyze the data   •Methods for collecting and analyzing data in the future (including when you would do this)   •Realistic, evidence-based targets

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one discussion question

You are learning about the experience of illness. A meaning-centered perspective involves the ways that the disease is perceived by the people who are affected by it. Do you think this perspective is important for health practitioners to pursue, or is it not really relevant in terms of diagnosing and healing diseases. Please give examples to support your opinion.

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Patient Intake To Patient Follow-Up Workflow

Resource: Patient Intake and Follow-Up Workflow Template

Reference Figure 7-16 in Ch. 7 (p. 176) of the textbook Health Information Technology and Management.

Complete the Workflow Template showing the process you will need to follow when assisting Dorothy from patient intake to patient follow-up. (Attached)

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Using The Power Of Media To Influence Health Policy And Politics

 I need a 120 word message for each of the questions/themes down below. Must include references for each one. must have a question for the class at the end of each one. Read instructions carefully. Should be 5 words message of 120 words each, then a question at the end, then references. Content for the writing will be attached.

1. What are some advantages and disadvantages of the one-to-many model and the many-to-many model?

2. Who Controls the Media?

3. Media as a Health Promotion Tool

4. Effective Use of Media

5. Getting Your Message Across

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Financing Health Services (4-6 Pages APA Format)

“The complexity of financing in health care is one of the primary characteristics of medical care delivery in the United States” (Shi & Singh, 2012, p. 129). There are numerous reimbursement methods (e.g., capitation, fee-for-service, package pricing, etc.) that are used by health care organizations and providers to get paid for the health care services that they provide. Building upon your Individual Project from Unit 1, write a 3-5 page paper not including a title page and reference page that contains the following:

  • Summarize 3 different reimbursement methods that are used by health care providers and organizations.
  • Choose which method(s) will work best for the health care facility that you have proposed to be developed, and explain why you chose that method(s).
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the reimbursement method(s) that you chose.
  • Discuss the impact that the method(s) may have on the financial operations of the facility that you chose.

Note: You should include a minimum of 3 references, properly cited in APA format.

Learning Teams: Introductions

Write a 185-word message in which you:

1-Describe your past experience collaborating with others on a team project or assignment. Include any challenges that you experienced working with a team.

2-Identify your strengths and limitations regarding team work.

3-Address what you like most about working with a team.

4-Briefly share what you know about theory and its relation to quality care.

Minor Edits

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NRS-430V Week 3 Topic 3: Discussion Question 2

What factors need to be considered when determining whether or not identified actions are within the domain of nursing practice? Be sure to cite current literature in your response.

Literature Question

5th Entry – Creative Nonfiction: In the preface to nonfiction (p. 2803 of your text), the editors tell us that creative nonfiction illustrates that “no direct duplication of reality is possible in language, that all writing is affected by the author’s point of view” (Baym et al, 2014, p. 2803).  Do you think that is true?  Can there such a thing as a truly reliable narrator?  Consider the excerpt from Danticat’s Brother, I’m Dying that you read this week as you prepare a response to this question.  How is this point made (or not) in Danticat’s writing?