For your Competency Discussion, consider how well a healthcare organization with which you are familiar complies with a specific regulatory mandate. Reflect on the strategies the organization uses to comply with the mandate. Finally, think about how these strategies affect the quality of healthcare delivery.
To begin this Competency and meet your required engagement, post in the Discussion area a brief description of the healthcare organization and the specific regulatory mandate you selected. Then explain the strategies the organization uses to comply with the mandate. Finally, explain how these strategies affect the quality of healthcare delivery.
This Performance Task Assessment includes a series of prompts focused on organizational compliance with regulatory mandates for healthcare quality and safety. The prompts are based on a brief scenario provided. Respond to each prompt as instructed.
To complete this Assessment:
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Be sure to use scholarly academic resources as specified in the rubric. This means using Walden Library databases to obtain peer reviewed articles. Additionally, .gov (government expert sources) are a quality resource option. Note: Internet and .com sources do not meet this requirement. Contact your coach or SME for guidance on using Library Databases.
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This Assessment requires submission of four (4) files. Save your files as follows:
For Part 1, save your slide presentation as OM002_Presentation_firstinitial_lastname (for example, OM002_Presentation_J_Smith).
For Part 2, record an audio or video file and save it as OM002_2_firstinitial_lastname (for example, OM002_2_J_Smith).
For Parts 3-4, save your file as OM002_ 3-4_firstinitial_lastname (for example, OM002_3-4_J_Smith).
For Part 5, save your completed Organization Assessment Worksheet as OM002_Worksheet_ firstinitial_lastname (for example, OM002_Worksheet_J_Smith).
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Note that you first read these resources in OM001.
Imagine that you are an executive with a healthcare consultancy that helps hospitals improve patient experiences by creating and implementing sustainable quality improvement programs. Consider your role as you answer the questions in this Assessment.
An important part of your role at the consulting firm is to lead training sessions at hospitals nationwide. At the training sessions, you educate hospital administrators on the history of the quality-management movement in healthcare. Many of the individuals you train have little or no background in quality management, and you have found that leadership is more receptive to changes if they understand the history of the quality-management movement in healthcare.
Create a slide presentation to communicate the following information to your audience. (5 – 7 slides)
Briefly summarize the history of the quality movement, in general, to set the context for this presentation.
Explain the history and influence of Deming and Donabedian (referenced in Chapter 2, 12, and 14 of the Nash text, respectively) in the healthcare quality-management movement.
Describe the impact that the two reports, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, had on quality management in the healthcare system.
Describe the role of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the healthcare quality-management movement.
Summarize the impact of The Joint Commission accreditation in the quality-improvement process of participating hospitals.
As a result of your success as a healthcare-quality consultant, you have been invited to appear as a guest on a nationally syndicated news show. The show explores the topic of quality in healthcare. The interviewer asks you, “Why is a hospital different than a nuclear power plant or a commercial airline? Why can’t hospitals achieve the same quality levels as high-reliability organizations?” Create an audio or video response to the questions by explaining the challenges related to ensuring quality and safety standards in hospitals. In addition, explain how hospitals can achieve the same quality levels as high-reliability organizations. (2-minute audio or video)
In your role as a healthcare consultant, administrators and executives often ask you about the differences and similarities between the major accrediting agencies. Many want to know about the DNV surveys and how they compare to The Joint Commission (JC) surveys. Prepare a 1-page document that summarizes the differences and similarities between the JC and DNV surveys. Also, explain why accreditation may or may not equate to quality healthcare (1 page)
The dean of the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at your alma mater has asked you to participate in a debate on transparency in the healthcare system. As part of your preparation for the debate, prepare a 1- to 2-page paper in which you:
Address your definition of the concept of transparency in the healthcare system.
Explain the primary benefits and drawbacks of transparency in the healthcare system. Express your opinion on whether the benefits of transparency in the healthcare system outweigh the drawbacks? Will transparency create more informed healthcare consumers, lead to more questions, or both? Explain your answer.
Review the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) at http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/npsgs.aspx. Then, read the scenarios presented on the Organization Assessment Worksheet provided*, and evaluate whether a violation had occurred. Based on your evaluation, complete the worksheet as follows:
If a compliance issue has occurred, identify and classify the issue in the second column of the worksheet.
If no compliance issue occurred, explain why not (in the second column of the worksheet).
For each scenario, provide a recommended course of action in the third column of the worksheet.
*Examples have been provided in the first two rows of the worksheet.
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