Healthcare Improvement

Overview

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim Initiative serves to change health care delivery by (1) improving the patients’ experience of care; (2) improving the health of populations; and (3) reducing the per capita cost of health care (Nickitas, Middaugh, & Feeg, 2019). This week’s module explores how we can improve the patient care experience, increase the quality of care, reduce the cost of care thereby improving the health of the populations. In addition, we will examine the concept of implementing patient/person-centered care (PCC) in our current healthcare practice. The role of the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies, and patient and healthcare worker safety will be a major focus. Quality measurements such as patient satisfaction surveys and error control mechanisms will be explored.

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Reflect upon the patient experience, patient safety, and healthcare cost as well as the Joint Commission’s role in quality healthcare. Write a paper that addresses the following questions:

  • How would you apply the principles of the Triple Aim initiative to improve quality, safety, and satisfaction in the acute care or long-term care setting?
  • Reflect on your current or future role in healthcare. How would you, in the role of director of nursing or healthcare administrator contribute to improving cost-effective quality care, patient satisfaction, and patient safety?
  • What practices would you apply to minimize medical errors among front-line nursing staff?

Assignment Expectations

Length: 1500-2000 words in length

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment.  Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of two (2) scholarly sources are required for this assignment.