Assume that you have recently been hired as the special assistant to the chief executive officer (CEO) of your health care organization, Thunder Hospital. Your duty is to head up the new quality improvement department. Over the last year, the hospital has experienced substantial growth but is also facing a number of patient safety concerns, including a steady increase in medical errors and a 25% rise in hospital-acquired infections.
Prepare a quality improvement plan to present to the CEO with strategies for addressing these issues. In an essay of 1,000-1,250 words, include the following: 1. Identify the issues the hospital is currently facing and how they are affecting quality outcomes and endangering patients.
2. Present a detailed plan to improve quality and elaborate on how it aligns with the hospital’s initiatives to improve value-added health care. Discuss the quality improvement tool you suggest using to locate and ameliorate problem areas, as well as the roles and responsibilities of involved stakeholders, financial considerations for the implementation of your proposal, the goals of the plan, and methods for evaluating its success.
3. Examine the effects that the implementation of this proposal will have upon administrators, clinicians, and physicians. Explore possible challenges that could arise with stakeholders reacting negatively to changes presented by this proposed plan. What strategies or preventive measures could be put in place to reduce the friction between various health care providers?
4. How will your plan improve overall quality for Thunder Hospital? How will the improvements your plan suggests implementing now set the hospital up to continue providing quality care in the future? **Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines** Identification of how current hospital issues are affecting quality outcomes is thoroughly explored and clearly explained with relevant details and support.
A plan to improve quality and add value, including which CQI tool will be used, the roles and responsibilities of involved stakeholders, financial considerations, goals, and methods for evaluating success of the strategies is thoroughly explored and clearly explained with relevant details and support. An examination of the effects the implementation of the plan will have on administrators, clinicians, and physicians is thoroughly explored and clearly explained with relevant details and support.
An explanation of how the plan will improve quality for the hospital both presently and in the future is thoroughly explored and clearly explained with relevant details and support. Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.