Quality Improvement In Healthcare

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Quality and availability of health care services at an affordable cost will be the strongest need for the future. This will include the need for newer and updated facilities to account for the vast increase of patient’s needs. According to Anderson, “Greater access to health care is a central ACA goal, but heavier demand for services will likely create a bottleneck in access. Individuals on the exchanges will likely experience a narrowing of networks and limited providers” (para, 56). If the financing is not acquired for the startup costs, the stability of the organization will remain fragile until a more firm foundation can be in order. According to Bowers (2010), “increasing capacity through employing extra resources or making more efficient use of the current staff and facilities: patient priorities are not changed but everyone is treated more quickly” (p250, para 5).
Implementing an incentive reward system for physicians and facilities for improving their quality of care will allow for the quality of care to increase providing better care for all. According to Roger Collins, to accomplish this one must hold physicians to “account against evidence-based outcome measures instead of process targets,
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The National Health Service chose to begin quality improvement to make their healthcare more quality based at an effective cost. The Health Foundation states that most common approaches of quality improvements are: business process re-engineering, collaborative, Lean, Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA), Six Sigma, statistical process control, and total quality management. This type of continuous quality improvement is newer to the health system in the UK. Each step of the quality improvement process is useful in one form or another, either improving patient care and outcomes to the fiscal bottom

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