Health Care Policies: Week 6
Standard of Care: Healthcare Quality.
Health care is like any other service; some providers are better than others. Quality of care is of critical interest to patients; their health, even their lives, can be at stake. They need and deserve to know. Doctors want to know too.
Measuring health care quality is complex. As a medical discipline, it is still in the pioneering phase. Some professional health groups are already doing it.
Organizations of insurers and health care providers have joined forces to create standards and measures for health care quality. Organizations involved include:
AQA (formerly the Ambulatory Quality Care Alliance), which has steering committees focused on performance measurement, data aggregation and reporting.
Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA), a reporting initiative providing information on the quality of care in hospitals.
Quality Alliance Steering Committee, a new national committee that combines the efforts of AQA and HQA to expand on them
ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES (10%):
For this assignment you are inspire to provide some thought about the Standard of Care, its Origins and its implications in our normal live. The paper will be 4-5 pages long. Each paper must be typewritten with 12-point font and double-spaced with standard margins. Follow APA format when referring to the selected articles and include a reference page.
EACH PAPER SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Introduction (10%)
Provide a short-lived outline of the meaning (not a description) of Chapter 11 & 12 and articles you read, in your own words.
2. Standard of Care: Healthcare Quality: (60%)
a. What is quality Measure and how apply them to a Health Care Setting?
b. What is the Quality of Care and what are the advantages and disadvantages of them?
c. What is the Definition in legal term of the Ethics in Healthcare, and how you relate this to your career as a future Health Care Administrator?
3. Conclusion (20%)
Quickly recapitulate your thoughts & statement to your critique of the articles and Chapter you read. How did these articles and Chapters impact your thoughts about Health care Quality?
Evaluation will be based on how clearly you respond to the above, in particular:
a) The precision with which you analyses the articles;
b) The complexity, possibility, and organization of your paper; and,
c) Your conclusions, including a description of the impact of these articles and Chapters on any Health Care Setting.
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