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    Medical Errors In Research

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    organization in that the facility develops a good reputation and this will bring in more patients since they trust the facility. Risk and Quality managers who participate in reporting which is not mandatory provide the facility financial benefits. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) passed in 2003, placed in effect the Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update program which allows hospitals that are able to report certain measures at a higher payment rate (Kelly, 2011, p. 128). Any increase in income is a welcomed benefit to organizations. Process and Techniques to Investigate, Prevent and Control Error In order to avoid a recurrence of a suicide or serious fall, it is necessary for healthcare facilities to investigate occurrences. Failure to analyze and event will interfere with the ability to control the error as well as prevent future…

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    JACHO Accreditation

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    Receiving an accreditation in joint commission helps the organization understand the importance of health and safety care by providing quality care. Based on the organizations survey they can then determine which accreditations are right for them. According to the joint commission there are many benefits that are entailed with this accreditation starting with patient safety, community confidence, competitive edge a decreased risk of reduction and liability costs (TJC, 2018). Illustrating that…

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    (JC) (formerly known as the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO]), according to their website is, “to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating the healthcare organization and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value” (JC, 2016). It is the oldest and the largest standards- setting accrediting body in health care, which is not for profit, that…

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    Patient Handoff Case Study

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    communication is associated with adverse clinical events and sentinel events. Mei-Sing Ong and Enrico Coiera (2011) reviewed malpractice claims and found that communication breakdown was distributed almost equally in all phases of surgical care, occurring 38% of the time during preoperative care, 30% during intraoperative care and 32% during post-operative care. The study further indicated that the patient handoffs and transfers in care were extremely vulnerable to communication breakdown; is to…

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    ating budget for an area of responsibility in a healthcare organization. Prepare a capital budget and determine what reduction would be acceptable to present to the leadership team if a reduction in the operating budget was requested. Accreditation The government and accrediting bodies have rules and regulations in place to protect the patients. There are rules and regulations that have been put in place for all providers when applying for privileges at a hospital. The reason…

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    Electronic Medication Administration Record and Patient Safety One of the reason medication related deaths occur are due to medication errors (Karen, 2011, p. 1). In fact, within the United States, approximately 7,000 people die each year due to medication errors (Karen, 2011, p. 1). According to Karen (2011) 1.3 million medication errors occur yearly, which relates to several injuries and approximately one death a day related to medication errors in the Unites States (Karen, 2011, p. 1). One…

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    National Quality Forum). In the United States, around seven hundred thousand to one million patients fall in hospitals each year; the falls may result in lacerations, internal bleeding or fractures. Various researches show that a third of this falls can be prevented easily. Patients’ safely and health is a priority of the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission because they aim at ensuring all hospitals have safe environments for patients who are at risk of falling. They have classified…

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    provided. Technical Resources and Systems As required by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Meridian has implemented electronic medical recorders and has been fully online for the past 4 years, however they recently changed to a more user friendly EMR called Esentia. As typical, such extreme change from paper to electronic seemed to be difficult for some employees, however the new system, the new equipment, and the IT department have made the transition easier.…

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    Patient safety is an important issue in today’s healthcare. The Joint Commission (2015) has always developed yearly patient safety goals increasing the importance this concept has (The Joint Commission, 2015). Patient safety it is considered a discipline in the health care sector. It is used to apply safety science methods to achieve a reliable and responsible system of health care delivery. It is also a feature of the health care systems. It helps to lessen the rate and impact of adverse events…

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    and Human Services, created and developed “health care measures to report and improve adverse reportable events in health care” (Trimbach, 2011). The report, which was released in 2002, updated in 2006 and again in 2011, focuses on the following areas: surgical, product or device, patient protection, care management, environmental, radiologic, and criminal. Currently, a total of 29 events are listed under the combined categories. In today’s healthcare world, safety plays a large role in the…

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