HSM541 Improving Quality Discussions

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HSM541 Improving Quality Discussions
What do you see as the biggest challenge(s) ahead for us as we attempt to improve the quality…

 

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HSM541 Improving Quality Discussions

HSM541 Improving Quality Discussions

Week 6 All Students Posts 22 Pages 

What do you see as the biggest challenge(s) ahead for us as we attempt to improve the quality of our healthcare delivery system in the U.S.? Are existing programs and efforts to improve the quality of care supported by the Institute of Medicine, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Joint Commission effective? Why or why not?

Before quality of care can be improved, it must be defined.  The text mentions Donabedian’s and the AMA’s definition of quality. If you had to define “quality” what would you say?  How will quality healthcare be measured and controlled?  Now let’s look at some quality improvement tools to help us understand a facilities processes, identify root causes to problems and create ideas for redesigned processes.

First please consider the Cause and Effect Diagram. Could you use this model at your facility?…