SMART format. In this case, the rewritten goal would state “the patient will be able to walk 10 feet without assistance by July 30, 2019”. Proper documentation of such a goal will ensure that the patient gets all of the help he needs and qualifies for (B. Lawrence, Personal Communication, June 10, 2019). A6a: Rationale for Recommended Change This change and implementation will be very beneficial for Sutter Care at Home, and particularly for the AIM program. First, it will ensure that AIM services are reimbursed when and where applicable. Financial reimbursement for the services will help Sutter be more successful and receive compensation for a service geared around preventative care and healthy and happy patients. Also, financial reimbursement for the program will allow for it to grow and become more widespread in other areas that Sutter serves that are not currently using the AIM program (B. Lawrence, Personal Communication, June 10, 2019). Incorporating patient-centered goals will ensure that the patient is involved with their plan of care (Becker’s Clinical Leadership and Infection Control, October 18, 2012). Proper documentation of such will allow all who care for the patient to be made aware of this goal. As they do so, additional assistance can occur, all aimed at helping the patient to be as healthy as
C157 Task 1 Page 15 possible. Also, identification of goals will help layout the overall plan of care and provide a sense of focus to the call and the Case Manager/patient relationship. In addition to benefitting the organization financially, and benefitting the patient, implementation of this will be widespread for Sutter. The AIM program is a relatively new and innovative idea. As other large healthcare organizations become aware of the success of this program, they will want to learn more. This curiosity and awareness will lead to increased respect for Sutter from other healthcare organizations. Also, this implementation will allow the program to become a more successful program for the patients in the program. As this happens, their verbal satisfaction will be passed on in the community, resulting in an improved reputation for potential patients. A6b: Measures to Evaluate Continuous evaluation is a crucial component in determining the success of a newly implemented idea. Frequent and thorough evaluation allows for immediate modification when needed. The P.D.S.A. (Plan, Do, Study, Act) model provides a thorough tool to thoroughly and adequately evaluate the success of this new implementation (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.). The planning phase includes the inception of the idea and the plan of how the idea will be implemented and executed. In this phase, the Implementor will create the plan. Also, the expected accomplishment is determined. Details related to how and when the plan will take effect will also take place at this time. Evaluation can happen in this phase as interested Stake Holders look at the master plan and decide if any modifications need to take place. Once the final draft of the plan is set, it will be moved into the next phase (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.).
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