Essay about Quality Improvement Plan I

1213 Words Apr 4th, 2013 5 Pages
QI Plan Part 1- Consumerism
Mandy Smock
HCS/588
04/01/2013
Amos Hunter

Since the Institute of Medicine’s widespread reports, To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001), revealed widespread incidence of medical errors in U.S. hospitals, there has been a great deal of effort to measure and improve the quality of hospital care. Progressive input has been made in establishing quality indicators and risk adjustment components to compare quality across organizations, and in analyzing processes and cultures in high-performing hospitals. There is a vast amount of knowledge to learn about the infrastructure of hospital performance. Health care organizations performance measures may include which hospitals are
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Our commitment to human dignity compels us to provide compassionate, quality health care for body, mind and spirit, with a special concern for the poor. We are responsible stewards serving the needs of all people from conception to death. We are united in this mission.

* St Joseph Medical Center’s Vision:
Our mission inspires us to be a united community where we exceed the expectations of every individual with every interaction through unwavering advocacy.

* St. Joseph Medical Center’s Values: Integrity - Compassion – Unity

For issues related to moral and ethical nature requiring guidance, Carondelet Health facilities use The Ethical and Religious Directives, published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The hospital’s primary goals are focused on their commitment to implement the best care possible to consumers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. St. Joseph Medical Center does this by voluntarily reporting Quality Measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA). According to St Joseph Medical Center (2013), “Through research, doctors and other scientists have institute best practice guidelines and continue to refine national guidelines for recommended care of patients with heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia, which may include giving needed medicine, treatments or tests at the appropriate time” (para. ).

Consumers can engage into a

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