Quality Measurement by Health Care Professionals

Quality Measurement by Health Care Professionals

 

The purpose of this assignment is to discuss how an individuals role within a health care organization affects or influences the application of quality improvement and measurement tools.

Quality improvement and measurement tools are utilized by a wide range of professionals within a health care organization and may be applied differently depending on the nature of the professionals work. The role of health care professionals can determine how they view quality initiatives, including the different methods of measurement and types of quality improvement tools. Discuss these variations in the applicability of quality improvement and measurement tools with respect to the professionals area of focus and role within the health care organization.

In a paper of 1,000-1,250 words, address the following points:

  1. Identify three quality measurement/improvement tools and discuss the purpose or focus of each. What can these tools be used to understand or assess?
  2. Describe how each of these quality improvement tools could be used to measure quality by at least three professionals in a health care organization. Include an example of at least one administrative health professional, one mid-level clinical provider, and a physician.

Include at least four scholarly references in addition to the textbook.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.