discuss one (1) priority that is the most important to healthcare today.

ASSIGNMENT 2:

Instructions:

In this Assignment, you will be evaluating dimensions of quality in healthcare and how various industries can apply these concepts to improve operations. Using the resources available to you, research the priorities in the current publication of the National Quality Strategy.

Requirements

· Select and discuss one (1) priority that is the most important to healthcare today.

· Discuss how an industry, other than healthcare, can use your aforementioned strategy to improve operations.

· Report your findings by using one (1) of the methods below:

· 3-4 page fact sheet for the general community.

· Internal organizational memorandum.

· Infographic

· PowerPoint presentation for a Board of Directors (10-12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions).

· 5-7 minute public service announcement (using a free online voice recorder such as vocaroo.com)

· The use of first person is permitted for this Assignment. APA formatting (e.g., title page, conclusion, font size, etc.) should not be used if you choose to complete the memorandum, infographic, PSA, or newscast.

· Although the use of APA formatting is not required for this Assignment, proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and an APA formatted reference list of sources are expected.

Reference: http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/

ASSIGNMENT 4:

In this Assignment, you will be assessing the quality of services provided by hospitals. Likewise, you will also assess how these hospitals can improve their organizational performance.

· Using the Medicare Hospital Compare website, research two hospitals varying in quality performance*

· One hospital should display a high level of quality

· One hospital should display a low level of quality

· Provide a general overview of each hospital (e.g., name, location, bed size, ownership, etc.)

· Discuss the quality performance differences between hospitals (e.g., survey results, deficiencies, complaints, services provided, value, etc.)

· Discuss how the first hospital is able to yield a high level of quality.

· Discuss opportunities for the second hospital to increase their level of quality.

· Synthesize how each hospital could potentially increase value to their existing services.

· Report your findings by using one (1) of the methods below:

· 3-4 page paper excluding front and back matter (APA standards apply).

· Internal organizational memorandum.

· Infographic

· Power Point presentation for a Board of Directors (10-12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions).

· 7-10 minute public service announcement (using a free online voice recorder such as vocaroo.com)

· Video newscast (using a free online video recorder such as YouTube.com) (e.g., entertainment talk show, television commentary, interview-style, news reporting, etc.).

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· The use of first person is permitted for this Assignment (excluding option 1). APA formatting (e.g., title page, conclusion, font size, etc.) should not be used if you choose to complete the memorandum, infographic, PSA, or newscast.

· Although the use of APA formatting is not required for this Assignment, proper grammar, spelling, and an APA formatted reference list of sources are expected.

*You can select any to hospitals published on the Medicare Hospital Compare website. You will need to research the database until you locate two hospitals that vary in performance measures. To narrow your selection, consider researching hospitals in your community, previous places of residence, employers, competitors, or even hospitals you would like to network with someday.

Reference: http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

Assignment 7:

Instructions:

In this assignment, you will be researching dimensions of quality and safety in healthcare, specifically long- term care, and how various industries can apply these concepts to improve operations.

· Using the Medicare Nursing Home Compare website, research one nursing home that displays a low level of quality as indicated by their Five Star Rating*

· The nursing home should display a low level of quality (-2 star rating)

· The nursing home should display a low level of safety

· Provide a general overview of the nursing home (e.g., name, location, bed size, ownership, etc.)

· Discuss the quality performance of the nursing home as evident by its most recent health care inspection (e.g., deficiencies, citations, financial penalties, etc.). This can be accomplished by thoroughly reading the nursing home’s statement of deficiencies and plan of action to correct quality deficiencies (CMS Form 2567).

· Discuss the safety performance of the nursing home as evident by its most recent life safety inspection (e.g., life safety citations, financial penalties, etc.). This can be accomplished by thoroughly reading the nursing home’s life safety code statement of deficiencies and plan of action.

· Discuss appropriate techniques that you would use to improve quality in the nursing home.

· Discuss appropriate techniques that you would use to improve safety in the nursing home.

· Be sure to include details about the deficiencies that you found.

· Report your findings by using one (1) of the methods below:

· 3-4 page paper excluding front and back matter (APA standards apply).

· Internal organizational memorandum.

· Infographic

· Power Point presentation for a Board of Directors (10-12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions).

· 7-10 minute public service announcement (using a free online voice recorder such as vocaroo.com)

· Video newscast (using a free online video recorder such as YouTube.com)(e.g.,entertainment talk show, television commentary, interview-style, news reporting, etc.).

· The use of first person is permitted for this assignment (excluding option 1).

· APA formatting (e.g., title page, conclusion, font size, etc.) should not be used if you choose to complete the memorandum, infographic, PSA, or newscast.

· Although the use of APA formatting is not required for this Assignment, proper grammar, spelling, and an APA formatted reference list of sources are expected.

*You can select any nursing home published on the Medicare Hospital Compare website. To narrow your selection, consider researching nursing homes in your community, previous places of residence, employers, competitors, or even a nursing home you would like to network with someday. References:

http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/downloads/cms2567.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nnhs.htm

ASSIGNMENT 9:

In this Assignment, you will be assessing the quality of services provided by hospitals. Likewise, you will also assess how these hospitals can improve their organizational performance.

· Using the Medicare Hospital Compare website, research two hospitals varying in quality performance*

· One hospital should display a high level of quality

· One hospital should display a low level of quality

· Provide a general overview of each hospital (e.g., name, location, bed size, ownership, etc.)

· Discuss the quality performance differences between hospitals (e.g., survey results, deficiencies, complaints, services provided, value, etc.)

· Discuss how the first hospital is able to yield a high level of quality.

· Discuss opportunities for the second hospital to increase their level of quality.

· Synthesize how each hospital could potentially increase value to their existing services.

· Report your findings by using one (1) of the methods below:

· 3-4 page paper excluding front and back matter (APA standards apply).

· Internal organizational memorandum.

· Infographic

· Power Point presentation for a Board of Directors (10-12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions).

· 7-10 minute public service announcement (using a free online voice recorder such as vocaroo.com)

· Video newscast (using a free online video recorder such as YouTube.com) (e.g., entertainment talk show, television commentary, interview-style, news reporting, etc.).

·

· The use of first person is permitted for this Assignment (excluding option 1). APA formatting (e.g., title page, conclusion, font size, etc.) should not be used if you choose to complete the memorandum, infographic, PSA, or newscast.

· Although the use of APA formatting is not required for this Assignment, proper grammar, spelling, and an APA formatted reference list of sources are expected.

*You can select any to hospitals published on the Medicare Hospital Compare website. You will need to research the database until you locate two hospitals that vary in performance measures. To narrow your selection, consider researching hospitals in your community, previous places of residence, employers, competitors, or even hospitals you would like to network with someday.

Reference: http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

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