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Running head: MODULE 9 QIP 1 Quality Improvement Plan Vanessa Malott Southern New Hampshire University
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MODULE 9 QIP 2 Abstract It is through quality measurement that healthcare organizations can identify opportunities and critical aspects to track how the patients are doing based on care and potential complications. Quality measures can also be employed in payment reforms, which can make it easy for the health care providers to put in more resources and take steps such as setting up registries or initiating changes in care delivery to enhance care while avoiding unnecessary costs. Therefore, in this quality plan, the central area of focus of performance improvement plan is of the Forensic Unit within an acute-care facility. The QIP will focus on improving communication and the exchange of current and accurate information related to the patient’s active plan of care between nurses during shift change by utilizing an electronic SBAR that will be updated on every shift and used when providing report. The goal is to have all nurses trained and utilizing the electronic SBAR tool by July 31, 2018. Keywords: quality statement, stakeholders, quality plan, quality tools, standards, meaningful- use, information management systems, accreditation
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MODULE 9 QIP 3 Quality Improvement Plan Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) are used by healthcare facilities to provide frameworks for collaboratively planned, systematic, and organization-wide approaches to improvement. These quality plans are always kept on-site, updated yearly, and reviewed by surveyors and accreditors. The QIP created for the Forensic Unit at Tri-City Medical Center will assess information management systems and patient-care technologies for their ability to promote care coordination and improve patient safety. Purpose and Quality Statement In the clinical setting, patient safety is an essential element of quality care and outcomes. By definition, patient safety is preventing patient harm which can be characterized by a delivery of care system that focuses on error prevention. With patient safety, all practices are aimed at reducing the chances of unfavorable occurrences that may be associated with the subjection to medical care and intervention along a spectrum of various diagnoses, treatments, or ailments (CMS, 2017). Purpose Patient safety is a fundamental principle of the clinical setting; therefore, it is essential to create a quality plan so that every point in the clinical process that may contain a certain degree of inherent risks are prevented before they can result in adverse effects to patients who are undergoing health care. There is a critical need to develop a quality plan at Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) to enhance patient safety and increase timely access to effective care that has no adverse effect on the patient (Collins, 2008).
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  • Fall '17
  • Health care provider, Patient safety, Joint Commission, QIP, TCMC

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