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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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    disclosure. The system helps deliver improved care, while helping to reduce health care spending. CMS aims to deliver consistent high-quality care, promote efficient outcomes in the health care system, and ensure that health insurance remains affordable for the millions of Americans seeking and receiving coverage. Rewarding the delivery services, implementing initiatives to reduce provider burdens, and employing state-of-the-art technologies to assure that program integrity is kept at a high…

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    Although many policymakers, payers, healthcare providers, and healthcare organization have attempted to put forth great efforts into improving our health care system, the battle remains as rising healthcare costs soar and the undertakings to improve quality of care remains inconsistent (Porter & Lee, 2013). Therefore, in order to achieve desirable outcomes, health care organizations must establish quality improvement programs that will provide optimal patient care at an equitable value (Roussel,…

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    Quality Improvement Introduction Quality improvement refers to a series of processes that evaluate the performance of the healthcare sector and suggests improvements that are measurable quantitatively and qualitatively ("Quality Improvement", 2016). The idea behind conducting a QI is not to critique the existing systems and processes, but to develop systematic efforts to improve the performance of the processes. Rather than focusing on the employees, QI mainly addresses the processes and systems…

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    safety and quality issues in healthcare. Quality and patient safety are very important tools to critically evaluate working and delivering efficiency of healthcare. The quality and patient safety are described individually with definition. The scandal occurred at Mid Staffordshire foundation trust is taken as example for understanding of quality and safety issue. The specific reasons will be mentioned responsible for overall system failure at Mid Staffordshire hospital. The literatures are…

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    In the healthcare system there are systematic measurements that exist to help ensure that healthcare providers are providing quality assurance. There are certain factors that are deemed of importance when debating on the topic of healthcare quality. “The definition of healthcare quality will differ, depending on the particular lens through which the health system is viewed” (Jones et al, 2014). Quality is based off the work done by the Institute of Medicine. This non –profit organization takes…

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    • The common data quality problem in healthcare performance measurement is: First, the lack of knowledge about the purpose of healthcare performance measurement. The purpose is to: - Assessment of current performance: need to find out the strength and weakness of current process - Demonstration and verification of performance improvement: evaluate and compare whether the improvement had made any difference. - Control of performance (Joshi, Ransom, Nash, & Ransom, 2014, p.135) Second, the…

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    knowledge, and expertise to lead a robust team within the healthcare domain. Virtuous leaders are hard to find within today's modern health care arena. To be a successful leader, I believe it is necessary to possess various leadership traits; these characteristics are sometimes first nature or cultivated by trial and error. Key leadership traits include honesty, integrity, respect for one’s self and others, relational skills, and the ability to show empathy. Organizational leadership…

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    Having a system of support is the foundation of good healthcare. With healthcare professionals and a community of organizations working together to provide the best care, quality results can be achieved. As the white-paper suggested, comprehensiveness relies on effective care teams that are present from the beginning of care to the end. That means providing the resources so the patient is educated and informed about their present and future needs. The healthcare provider is not the only person…

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    Managing Health Care Quality Health Care in an industry where its achievement will be determined by the quality of care that is delivered. Patients are at the forefront of health care organizations, consequently it is vital that they are receiving superb care since this will determine which facilities they select for their health care needs. Organizations must be up to date with technological advances, and must ensure that the staff is competent to deliver superior care. Overall the Patrons are…

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