PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS

PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS

  1. Moin, T., Scales, C., & Sinay, T. (2014). Principles of healthcare quality management: Tools and applications. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
      • Chapter 5: Data Resources
    • Chapter 6: Measuring Performance

Articles

    1. Cloninger, C. R. (2011). Person-centered integrative care. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17(2), 371-372. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01583

 

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  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article contains information on the effects of patient centered care, which will be helpful for both discussions.

 

    1. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (2013). U.S. health in international perspective shorter lives, poorer health[PDF file]. Retrieved fromhttp://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report{0e601fc7fe3603dc36f9ca2f49ef4cd268b5950ef1bbcf1f795cc00e94cdd119}20Files/2013/US-Health-International-Perspective/USHealth_Intl_PerspectiveRB.pdf

 

  • This report briefly summarizes the potential reasons for the U.S. health disadvantages and assessment of its larger implications. This will be helpful for both discussions.

 

    1. Jihan, Q., & Jordan, L. (2014). Quality and performance measurement: National efforts to improve quality of care through measurement development. AANA Journal, 82(3), 184-187. ISSN: 0094-6354

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the CINAHL database in the Ashford University Library. This article contains information performance measurement, which will be helpful for the first discussion.

 

    1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy. (2002). Confronting the new health care crisis: Improving health care quality and lowering costs by fixing our medical liability system [PDF file]. Retrieved fromhttp://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/litrefm.htm.

 

  • This paper reviews the healthcare crisis in 2002 relative to the need to improve the healthcare quality and the increasing healthcare costs, which will be helpful with the second discussion.

 

    1. Van Herck, P., Annemans, L., Sermeus, W., & Ramaekers, D. (2013). Evidence-based health care policy in reimbursement decisions: Lessons from a series of six equivocal case-studies.PLoS One, 8(10), 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078662

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article focuses on reimbursements, which is the focus of the second discussion question.

Multimedia

    1. IHI Open School. (2008, October 21). Defining quality: Aiming for a better health care system [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vOxunpnIsQ

 

  • In this video, Don Berwick describes a 2001 report by the institute of Medicine, Crossing the Quality Chasm that resulted in health care reform. This will be helpful in completing both discussions.

 

    1. Thomas, T., Simpelo, V., & Pickett N.  (2014). HCA 375 Week Three self-checks[Interactivity]. Ashford University, San Diego, California. Retrieved fromhttps://bridgepoint.equella.ecollege.com/curriculum/file/95637913-3a10-4b60-adf9-f3a9f3c394e9/1/HCA375WeekThreeSelf-Check.zip/story.html

 

Website

    1. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). (http://www.ncqa.org/HEDISQualityMeasurement/HEDISMeasures.aspx)

 

  • The NCQA is an organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality throughout the healthcare system. The website includes information on quality measures, report cards, public policy professional development, and healthcare programs, which will be helpful with both discussions.

Recommended Resources

Articles

    1. Clark, C. (2013).  Medical error cost calculator riles AHA. HealthLeaders Media. Retrieved fromhttp://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/FIN-294581/Medical-Error-Cost-Calculator-Riles-AHA

 

  • This article contains information on costs of medical errors, which will be helpful for both discussions.

 

    1. Crippen, D., & Barnato, A. E. (2011). The ethical implications of health spending: Death and other expensive conditions. Journal of Law and Medical Ethics, 39(2), 121-129. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2011.00582

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the Academic Search Complete database in the Ashford University Library. This article contains information on types of payments and reimbursements, which will be helpful for the first discussion.

 

    1. Jiang, H. J., Friedman, B., & Jiang, S. (2013). Hospital cost and quality performance in relation to market forces: An examination of U. S. community hospitals in the ‘post-managed care era’.International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 13(1), 53-71. doi: 10.1007/s10754-013-9122-9

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article focuses on cost and quality of care, which will be helpful for the second discussion.

 

    1. Mekel, M. (2012, January). The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 meets the era of health care reform: Continuing themes and common threads. Journal of Legal Medicine, 33(1), 1-6. ISSN: 0194-7648

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the CINAHL database in the Ashford University Library. This article contains information on laws that have effected health care reform, which will be helpful for both discussions

Nicolay, C., Purkayastha, S. Greenhalgh, A., Benn, J. Chaturvedi, S., Phillips, N., & Darzi, A. (2012). Systematic review of the application of quality improvement methodologies from the manufacturing industry to surgical healthcare. British Journal of Surgery, 99(3), 324-335. doi: 10.1002/bjs.7803

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article contains information on CQI methodologies, which will be helpful for the first discussion.

 

    1. Nukols, T., Escarce, J., & Asch, S. (2013, June). The Effects of quality of care on costs: A Conceptual framework. Milbank Quarterly, 91(2), 316-353. doi: 10.1111/milq.12015

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the Business Source Elite database in the Ashford University. This article contains information on the cost of delivering quality care, which will be helpful for the first discussion.

 

    1. Simon, R., & Canacari, E. (2014, January). Surgical scheduling: A Lean approach to process improvement. AORN Journal, 99(1), 147-59. ISSN: 0001-2092 PMID: 24369979

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the CINAHL database in the Ashford University Library. This article contains information on the CQI Model – Lean, which will be helpful for the first discussion.

 

    1. Wiedemann, L. A. (2012, February). A look at unintended consequences of EHRs. Health Management Technology, 33(2), 24-25. ISSN: 1074-4770 PMID: 22397117

 

  • The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the CINAHL database in the Ashford University Library. This article contains information on HMT, which will be helpful for both discussions.
 

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