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Q: 1. Application: Quality Measures
"The gold standard for defining quality measurement remains Donabedian's three-element model of structure, process, and outcome" (Varkey, p. 30).
Although this model of quality measurement may apply to all kinds of clinical care facilities, you will focus on hospitals for this assignment so that you can make use of data on the CMS's "Hospital Compare" Web site. Using this Web site, you will examine quality information for a particular hospital, and conduct some basic benchmarking analysis.The Assignment
Write a 1- to 2-page paper that addresses the following:
• Identify the primary hospital you have selected.
• Identify the measures you have chosen to focus on (those that are most in need of improvement or that otherwise warrant attention). Compare and contrast the characteristics of structure, process, and outcome measures, and explain which category or categories your chosen measure relates to. Also, indicate the dimensions of quality with which these measures are associated.
• Briefly summarize the data, including your benchmarking analysis.
• Analyze the benefits and challenges of externally reported measures for health care providers and for patients. Also, explain why benchmarking can be useful for identifying areas for improvement.Q: 2. Application: Patient Safety Risks
As noted in the Institute of Medicine report, To Err is Human, “It may be part of human nature to err, but it is also part of human nature to create solutions, find better alternatives, and meet the challenges ahead” (Institute of Medicine, 1999, p. 15).
What are the most common—or most significant—risks to patient safety? How do these risks vary in different health care settings or with disparate groups of patients? What can be done to address these risks? You will explore these questions and more in this Application Assignment.
The Assignment

Write a 4- to 5-page paper that addresses the following:
• Briefly summarize the patient safety risk you have selected, and provide a rationale for why it deserves particular attention.
• Analyze the influence of systems errors and human factors errors with regard to this risk.
• Discuss related insights that could be gained from high-reliability organizations and how they might be applied within a health care organization.
• Propose strategies and tools for assessing and reducing risk related to this safety issue.
• Describe how patients and patients’ families can be involved in addressing this issue.Q: 3 Application: The Use of Health Information Technology to Improve Quality and Increase SafetyHealth information technology can be a powerful tool for improving the quality of health care delivery. Yet, the transition to implementation can be expensive and challenging, and it can sometimes be difficult to demonstrate the return on investment.
The Assignment
Write a 1- to 2-page paper that addresses the following:
• Identify a specific challenge related to quality and safety.
• Explain how health information technology could be used to address this challenge. (Make your response as specific as possible.)
• Evaluate possible outcomes of the implementation of this technology.
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Q: 1. "The gold standard for defining quality measurement remains Donabedian's three-element model of structure, process, and outcome" (Varkey, p. 30).
Although this model of quality measurement may apply to all kinds of clinical care facilities, you will focus on hospitals for this assignment so that you can make use of data on the CMS's "Hospital Compare" Web site. Using this Web site, you will examine quality information for a particular hospital, and conduct some basic benchmarking analysis.
To prepare for this Application:
• Visit the Hospital Compare Web site:
http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Click on the links at the top titled “About Hospital Compare” and “About the Data” and review them briefly.
• On the top left there is another tap titled "About Hospital Compare Data" that Shows information on Process of Care Measures, Outcome of Care Measures, and Outpatient Imaging Efficiency Measures.
• As you consider this information, bring to mind the six dimensions of quality: Safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity. Search...through step 3.
• For the purposes of this assignment, go back to the 1st page and select a hospital by either entering the zip code for the hospital or the name of the hospital. When you've done that and clicked on Show Hospitals, you should have hospitals that you can compare. Follow the directions to review Patient Survey Results (HCAHPS survey results), Timely and Effective Care or Readmissions, Complications and Deaths.
• Consider which organizations are most appropriate to compare for benchmarking purposes. Use the Hospital Compare website and compare your primary hospital's data with data from another hospital – either one in the same area or one across the country, as you think appropriate.
• After comparing the data, assess which measures you think are of the greatest concern and in need of improvement in your primary/original hospital. What is your rationale for this assessment? Select two or three measures to focus on for this assignment. Consider which dimensions of quality they relate to (safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and/or equity).
• Review this week's Learning Resources, new the hospital's Web site, and consider what other steps you would take to get a clearer picture of these quality issues.The Assignment
Write a 1- to 2-page paper that addresses the following:
• Identify the primary hospital you have selected.
• Identify the measures you have chosen to focus on (those that are most in need of improvement or that otherwise warrant attention). Compare and contrast the characteristics of structure, process, and outcome measures, and explain which category or categories your chosen measure relates to. Also, indicate the dimensions of quality with which these measures are associated.
• Briefly summarize the data, including your benchmarking analysis.
• Analyze the benefits and challenges of externally reported measures for health care providers and for patients. Also, explain why benchmarking can be useful for identifying areas for improvement.Q: 2. As noted in the Institute of Medicine report, To Err is Human, “It may be part of human nature to err, but it is also part of human nature to create solutions, find better alternatives, and meet the challenges ahead” (Institute of Medicine, 1999, p. 15).
What are the most common—or most significant—risks to patient safety? How do these risks vary in different health care settings or with disparate groups of patients? What can be done to address these risks? You will explore these questions and more in this Application Assignment.
To prepare for this Application:
• Begin by brainstorming types of health care organizations and groups of patients (e.g., geriatric patients requiring chronic care, pediatric patients admitted for acute care). Identify a particular type of setting and/or patient population to help you pinpoint your focus for the following step.
• Review the National Patient Safety Goals, the CDC's NHSN Web site, and the information on patient safety concerns presented in the other Learning Resources. Select a specific patient safety risk (e.g., patient falls, medication reconciliation) to focus on for this assignment.
• Analyze the systems errors and/or human factors errors that should be considered with regard to this safety risk.
• Reflect on related insights that could be gained from high-reliability organizations. What approaches do these organizations use that might be applicable within a health care organization?
• Consider the strategies and tools (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean) that could be used to assess and reduce this particular risk.
• Evaluate the potential benefits of patient and family involvement and steps that could be taken to ensure that they are included in this endeavor.
Note: To complete this Application Assignment, you will need to use the Learning Resources assigned in both
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After going through my resources, I do not have what is necessary to complete at this time.

I am opting out and opening up to the other professionals and messaging a couple who might be able to help.

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