The “End Result System”, introduced in 1910 by Ernest Codman, a Harvard Medical School Surgeon, “advocates that hospitals should examine whether the services provided to patients were beneficial and address the reasons for failure…and articulated three core principles of quality assurance: 1) examining quality measures to determine if problems are patient-, system-, or clinician-related; 2) assessing the frequency and prevalence of quality deficiencies; and 3) evaluating and correcting deficiencies so that they do not reoccur (Cooper, 1999),” (Buchbinder & Shanks, 2011). “This program established “minimum standards” that focused on the quality of care within hospitals, including the 1) organizing of hospital medical staffs; 2)restricting of medical staff membership to well-trained, competent, and licensed physicians; 3)framing of policies and procedures to ensure regular staff meetings and clinical reviews; 4)recording of medical histories, physical exams, and laboratory tests; and 5) developing diagnostic and treatment facilities under physician oversight (Luce, Bindman, & Lee, 1994),” (Buchbinder & Shanks, 2007). Conclusion Technology will always be a part of the health care industry, whether it is computers, EMR, or equipment used in treating and diagnosing patients. Improvements and new innovative technology are always advancing, which is why it is important for health care professionals and staff to remain up-to-date on procedures and tools. Strategic planning is essential in making sure long and short-term goals are made and met and includes the ever changing, quick pace of technology. It is important for staff performance and ability to be top-notch so that it may effectively and accurately operate at society’s standards using new invasive equipment and technology. Information Technology aides in the quality of healthcare in that it can help lower costs over the long run and minimize patient injury and mistakes by producing fewer human errors, including those that can be fatal. After reading this paper, it should be clear as to how these important elements compare with one another and play a vital part in running a positive health care facility
Mange & Leader Page 4 while ensuring patient and employee happiness. By understanding these three crucial key sections, cost, access, and quality can be achieved.
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