QI Plan Part III
QI Plan Part III
This paper is a continuation of the quality improvement (QI) plan for Davis Health Care. Davis Health Care is seeking to improve the quality of care provided to patients who choose to receive health care services from them. After receiving less than satisfactory scores on a recent survey in the area of quality of service, Davis Health Care decided to implement a QI plan the focus topic as patient safety. Part three of this QI plan will analyze various areas including: criteria and tasks, communication, education, monitoring and revising, and regulation and accreditation. Each of these topics will describe what will take place in order to meet Davis Health Care’s QI plan.
Criteria and Tasks
Good leadership is critical for a QI plan to be successful. For Davis Health Care, the ultimate burden of responsibility lays with the board of directors to ensure that all patients are receiving quality care with patient safety being a priority. However, each and every person employed by Davis Health Care has a part to play in the successful implementation of a QI plan. The members of Davis Health Care’s executive leadership are next in line for responsibility in ensuring that patients are receiving quality care. The executive leadership’s role is to provide support, motivation, and monitor implementation and adherence to the set of new standards outlined in the QI plan. According to Farrell (2008), the quality improvement standards set for the hospital are important and by leaders monitoring the quality improvement it can also lower the risk of liability as well as improve patient care. The executive leaders of the hospital have a responsibility to provide guidance, evaluate the improvement process and coordinate activities (HRSA, 2010). The QI committee is comprised of members from different disciplines. This multidisciplinary QI committee meets regularly to review performance data, identify areas in need of improvement (patient safety), and carry out and monitor i...