Analyze healthcare quality metrics


Analyze healthcare quality metrics
Determine an opportunity for a healthcare improvement
initiative
Recommend a healthcare quality improvement initiative and
evaluation process
Overview
Throughout this course, you have learned how to analyze
healthcare quality metrics, determine an opportunity for a healthcare
improvement initiative, and recommend a healthcare quality improvement
implementation plan and evaluation process. In this project, you will
demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to improve healthcare delivery for
an organization. Choose a clinically or non-clinically based healthcare organization
that releases public-facing data. You may decide to select a local organization
or one where you work or have been a patient. For this project, you will be
creating a healthcare quality improvement initiative and evaluation report in
which you will describe the issue at the outset, the setting, the problem to be
solved, the parties affected, and the reason why the issue is important to
address. You will recommend a concise implementation plan and describe in
detail how you plan to evaluate if your implementation was successful.
Scenario
For the purposes of this project, imagine that you work on a
team that monitors quality and risk management within the organization you
selected. Whether you are coming from a nursing lens or a healthcare
administration lens, your task is to analyze the healthcare quality metrics for
the organization you selected. Based upon your analysis of the data, you will
determine an opportunity for a healthcare improvement initiative for the
organization. Then, you will provide a recommendation so that the organization
can improve the quality and/or safety of its healthcare delivery. Finally,
describe how you will evaluate the effectiveness of your plan.
Directions
Your report should contain the following sections:
Metric analysis: Analyze the healthcare quality metrics of
your chosen healthcare organization based on their public data.
Interpret the data and metrics related to the effectiveness
of a healthcare organization.
Assess the validity and quality of the healthcare quality
improvement data that support the need for the improvement opportunity you will
include in your report.
Derive insights and opportunities from the data.
Opportunity for improvement: Determine an opportunity for a
healthcare quality improvement initiative for the healthcare organization you
selected.
Explain how the metrics drive an opportunity for
improvement.
Determine an evidence-based quality improvement tool for
addressing an improvement opportunity.
Apply a problem-solving framework or tool to identify what
could have been done differently based on the metrics and show and/or describe
your application of the tool or framework.
Recommendation: Provide a recommendation for the
organization you selected so that the organization can improve the quality and/or
safety of its healthcare delivery and determine how to evaluate if your
recommendations were successful.
Develop a healthcare quality improvement initiative using a
framework, such as plan-do-study-act (PDSA), root cause analysis (RCA), and
failure mode effect analysis (FMEA).
Determine an evaluation method for a healthcare quality
improvement initiative for 1, 3, 6, and 12 months and describe that method in
detail.
Determine data-collection tool(s).
Your project should provide evidence from at
least five scholarly sources


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