Quality Improvement
Competency 7034.2.1: Creating a Quality Improvement Plan – The graduate develops a quality improvement plan in a healthcare environment in order to promote patient-centered care, build effective work teams, and influence organizational change.
Task 2: Quality Improvement Plan
Health information management professionals will be given opportunities to be members of quality improvement (QI) teams. Because of their expertise in health information management, they are often asked to gather data, analyze it, and present it for quality improvement activities. Understanding the quality improvement models used in healthcare administration and clinical practice from the perspectives of all types of healthcare professionals facilitates team building and achieving success in QI initiatives.
Read the attached “Quality and Performance Management and Methods Scenario” to complete this task.
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Develop a quality improvement plan that is based on the scenario by doing the following: Discuss how to initiate a quality improvement project for this clinical problem. Identify threeareas of focus for quality improvement in the scenario. Describe the types of data gathered in part A1 (e.g., quantitative data). Explain your process for gathering the data. Identify a quality improvement model that can be implemented. Describe the steps of the quality improvement model you chose. Discuss the influence external accrediting agencies have on the quality improvement process. Describe the focus of oneorganization that helps to drive quality standards for the department. Discuss oneexample of how you will use benchmarking and performance measures to monitor the progress made toward quality improvement goals. Identify the team members who would contribute to the quality improvement team. Describe the professional roles and responsibilities of eachteam member identified in part B. Explain how eachteam member contributes to the project. Discuss the qualities the team needs in order to facilitate project success. Summarize why a quality improvement project is needed for the given scenario. Discuss how you would communicate your ideas for quality improvement project implementation to organizational leaders. Describe the steps you will take to implement the quality improvement project in the organization. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
principles  Western Governors University  Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare  Course #C815  Oachs  P. and WattersA. (2016). Health information management: concepts  and practice. (5th edition). Chicago  IL: AHIMA. ISBN-13: 978-1-58426-514-6
Answer preview………… Initiation of a Quality Improvement Project
Focus Areas
Communication:There is a break-down in communication between the therapists, the nurses, the administrative organ, and the patient. Lauren needs to gather qualitative data concerning how open channels of communications are and if they are open, how effective they are.
Administration:The billing procedure and managerial role of ensuring fluidity within a healthcare system are lacking, hence the problem between the first and the second floor. Lauren needs to collect quantitative data concerning the effectiveness of the implemented managerial system and why it is failing to work……….
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