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Running Head: Reflection Ten Reflection 10 – Final Reflection IHP604 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Southern New Hampshire University March 21, 2017
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REFLECTION TEN 2 Reflection 10 – Final Reflection Accrediting bodies drive both accountability in organizational practice and reimbursement strategies while supporting value-based outcomes. While these accrediting bodies impact many organizations, differences can still be found in function, data sources used and reporting methods. All Mercy hospitals are no different in the impact of their accrediting bodies. The Joint Commission is the accrediting body for Mercy hospitals. The Joint Commission drive both accountability and organizational practice as could be seen last week. There were multiple investigators within the hospital last week to complete a Joint Commission audit. They were looking to ensure that the hospital was meeting standards and adhere to accountability standards. They were looking at 57 inpatient measures, with 31 that are reporting publically (Chassin, Loeb, Schmaltz & Wachter, 2010). These measures also impact how Mercy is
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