Managing and Improving Quality

QI Plan Part III â Managing and Improving Quality

From the two or three areas of potential improvement you selected in Week Three, narrow your focus to one performance improvement area.

HERE IS THE ONE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: Improving Patient Fall Rate at Pikes Peak Center. The Pikes Peak Center in Colorado is only one of the many Genesis Healthcare Facilities that provides nursing and rehabilitation services along with long-term care. The Chosen Organization is Genesis Healthcare Center.

Use this area as the focus for your chosen organization to develop a QI plan.

Research at least three various methodologies for integrating QI strategies into performance measurements.

Research at least three information technology applications—clinical decision support systems—as components of QI management.

Research the involvement of benchmarks and milestones in managing QI.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you complete the following:

  • Describe each methodology you researched. What are the pros and cons of each methodology for your chosen performance improvement area? Choose one of these methodologies for your organizational QI plan. Explain why you chose this methodology over others.
  • Describe each information technology application you researched. How might these applications be used to help improve the performance area you chose for your organization?
  • Describe how benchmarks and milestones are involved in managing the use of quality indicators. Identify three potential benchmarks and milestones from quality indicators that could be used for your plan.
  • Describe how performance and quality measures are aligned to an organization’s mission, vision, and strategic plan in general. Then, describe how the measures are aligned with the mission, vision, and strategic plan of your organization.

Cite at least three sources to support your information.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Content

60 Percent

Points Available

6

Points Earned

X/6

Additional Comments:
· Described and compared at least three performance improvement methodologies

· Choose one methodology to use for the organizational QI plan

· Explained why the methodology was chosen

· Described at least three information technology applications as components of quality management

· Explained how the applications may be used to improve performance areas of focus

· Described how benchmarks and milestones are involved in managing the use of quality indicators

· Identified three potential benchmarks and milestones from quality indicators that could be used for the QI plan

· Described alignment of performance and quality measures with the mission, vision, and strategic plan.

Organization / Development

20 Percent

Points Available

2

Points Earned

X/2

Additional Comments:
· The paper is 1,400 to 1,750words in length

· The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points

· The conclusion is logical, flows, and reviews the major points

· At least four sources were cited to support information