Essay QI Plan Part 2
September 8, 2014
Measuring Performance HCS/588
Instructor Jacqueline Sommerville
Quality Improvement Plan Part II For health care organizations quality data collection is an essential tool used for data collection. The information produced from the data assists the health care organization in other functions such as effective ways to manage and perform decision making for the organization, this includes the strategic planning process. Quality improvement is the method of assessing processes and provides the information necessary to improve services. All of this together allows the health care organization to become a high producing system of …show more content…
Data Tools and Information Collected Data collected is the most effective way to provide needed information utilized in the quality improvement processes. The desired results from the data collected is to improve quality services at while containing the costs associated with providing a service and to improve the patients desire for quality care. For heart surgery the data collected is to see trends that allow those reviewing the data to develop solutions that improves the outcome for the patient and decreases the costs for the organization. Each system use can undergo an audit review allowing analysis of all aspects of the organization, including how the service(s) are improving the patient’s outcome. It is important that the staff of the organization are engaged in the process of quality improvement and that their function plays a vital role in the success of the process. This type of data can also provide information when audited on patients having post-surgical pain and reviewing the data of satisfied patients and provide a window into how to better control all surgical patients with successful pain control.
Compare and Contrast Data Collection Tools Each tool utilized in the data collection process is different, they each serve different functions. The patient satisfaction survey is utilized to evaluate the outcome of a patients care provided by