A Multipayer Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative in Pennsylvania. (2015). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Use this article when preparing your assignment as it augments the case study from Ward and Power in Nash et al. (2019).
Cheney, C. (2021). Patient experience key elements in safety and quality improvement initiatives. HealthLeaders Media Discussion. Cheney provides a perspective on how the patient experience contributes to healthcare quality improvement.
Guinane, C., & Mercado, S. (2019). Two keys to building a healthcare quality toolkit. National Association on Healthcare Quality. Tools are necessary for any project and these authors, experts in the field of health administration, offer their perspective on particular tools for performance improvement.
Lagasse, J. (2021). Quality standards framework can improve both clinical and financial performance in healthcare. Healthcare Finance. Aspects of healthcare quality improvement not only include the welfare of patients, but also the welfare of the financial health of the organization. Lagasse offers a perspective.
Mandel, S. R., Langan, S., Mathioudakis, N. N., Sidhaye, A. R., Bashura, H., Bie, J. Y., Mackay, P., Tucker, C., Demidowich, A. P., Simonds, W. F., Jha, S., Ebenuwa, I., Kantsiper, M., Howell, E. E., Wachter, P., Golden, S. H., & Zilbermint, M. (2019). Retrospective study of inpatient diabetes management service, length of stay and 30-day readmission rate of patients with diabetes at a community hospital. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, 9(2), 64-73, DOI: 10.1080/20009666.2019.1593782. Use this resource when completing your assignment. This resource provides good examples of Run Charts (data over time). The authors conducted a study of diabetic patients when managed during their hospitalization to determine the effect on the length of stay and their readmission rates as well as the cost savings to both the patient and to the hospital.
Mercado, S. (2020). Health care will improve when quality improves-and it begins with workforce competencies. MedCity News. Mercado, an expert in the field of health administration stresses the importance of the healthcare professionals’ competencies in the quality improvement initiatives.
Miller-Rosales, C., & Rodriguez, H. P. (2021). Interdisciplinary primary care team expertise and diabetes care management. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 34(1), 151-161. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2021.01.200187. Use this resource to complete your assignment as the researchers discuss the use of interdisciplinary care to manage patients with diabetes.
Singal, M., Godbole, M., Zafar, A., Jadhav, N., Alweis, R., & Bhavsar, H. (2020). Interventions to improve resident reporting of patient safety events: A quality improvement initiative, Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, 10(5), 431-435. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2020.1799494. In an effort to remedy medical errors, professors in a medical school included the topic of quality improvement in the medical school curriculum.
Ward, L., & Powell, R. E. (2019). Ambulatory quality and safety. In D. B. Nash, M. Joshi, E. R. Ransom, & S. B. Ransom (Eds.), The healthcare quality book: Vision, strategy, and tools (4th ed., pp. 363-388). Health Administration Press. Read Chapter 14. This chapter provides insight into non-hospital settings affected by quality measures and the financial impact of not meeting benchmarks. Settings included in the discussion are ambulatory care, accountable care organizations (ACO), and patient-centered medical homes (PCMH).