1. Examine two (2) well-known healthcare quality organizations that have taken two to three (2-3) measures to improve quality within the organizations themselves. Suggest one (1) additional measure that each organization could take to further improve healthcare quality. Justify your response.
2. Suppose you are a Quality Officer for a healthcare organization in your area. You have been tasked with creating a plan to reduce the increasing number of medical errors that occur within your organization. Specify two (2) quality initiatives that your organization could implement in order to reduce medical errors and their related costs. Determine the fundamental tenets of the Standard of Care that would influence quality in your organization. Provide a rationale for your response.
3. As a healthcare administrator, you have been tasked with researching your hospital’s compliance in the proper reporting of both medical and non-medical errors made by the staff. Compare the relationship of hospital’s corporate liability with that of each employee’s vicarious liability in the event of an error. Discuss the essential steps that your organization can take to reduce occurrences in both. Provide at least two (2) examples of the successful application of such steps to support your rationale.
4. Interpret the extent to which public reporting and value-based purchasing improve healthcare quality. Include a comparison of two to three (2-3) advantages to each reporting method. Support your response with two (2) examples of healthcare quality improvements that could have resulted from of an organization implementing each type of reporting method in question.
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