INITIAL POST WEEK 6 The six aims for improvement in the IOM Health Care Quality Initiative are defined by the Institute of Medicine (2012) as "safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered and equitable." The six aims should be the core focus for health care. The six aims for improvement were designed to provide consistent, high quality medical care to every episode of care to all people by "translating knowledge into practice and to apply new technology safely and appropriately (Institute of Medicine, 2001). Safety should be priority and is defined by the Institute of Medicine (2001) as avoiding injuries to patients from the care that is intended to help them. My position as a Complex Care Manager was new when I started as my current organization. A gap in safety that was identified was transitions of care and medication reconciliation following an inpatient hospital stay. As a Patient Centered Medical Home Designated physician's office we developed a hospital report that linked our current patient in our office who were actively inpatient at the local hospitals. We are now able to identify the patients who are discharged and call them within 48hours after discharge and provide medication reconciliation.
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- Winter '16
- health care quality, IOM Health Care, Care Quality Initiative