INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE: PATIENT SAFETY AND WORKPLACE STRESS IS MY FINAL PROJECT I’M WORKING ON
Begin by identifying an organizational problem within your own workplace healthcare setting or a hypothetical healthcare organization. Propose an initiative that addresses this chosen problem, utilizing evidence-based literature and quality standards. If you choose a problem in your workplace, be sure to utilize data from that healthcare organization; if you have created a hypothetical healthcare organization, you may use a public domain database with instructor permission. As this is a scholarly initiative, this assignment must adhere to all APA requirements and formatting, and include peer-reviewed and evidence-based sources to support any and all claims. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: I. What Is the Organizational Problem? A. Provide a contextual basis for the organizational problem that you have chosen. How does this problem fail to meet quality or other regulatory requirements? B. Articulate organizational challenges posed by the problem (e.g., interdepartmental conflicts, communication failure, budgeting issues).
II. Evidence-Based Support A. Provide data that supports the existence of the problem. You may utilize public sources to find data related to your selected problem. B. How has this problem been addressed in the past? What information management systems or patient care technologies have been utilized when addressing this problem? Be sure to use peer-reviewed literature to support your answer. C. Discuss relevant accreditation standards, safety standards, compliance standards, and quality initiatives. How do these standards promote a culture of safety within the department? Be sure to cite the appropriate standards within your answer. III. Performance Improvement Initiative A. Propose an initiative that will address this problem within the department of your chosen healthcare organization. What specific relevant quality standard will this quality initiative address? B. Discuss the data determinants of success, as related to this initiative. In other words, what type of data will be indicative of a quality outcome? IV. Implementation of the Plan in the Organization A. What interdepartmental communication channels will be used for plan implementation? B. What manner of data interpretation will be used to communicate the findings within the organization? C. If this initiative was implemented, what do you believe would be the hypothetical effect(s) on patient care outcomes? How will health information systems support those improvements in patient care? D. What do you think the hypothetical effect of the quality or performance initiative will be on the culture of safety within the organization? V. Success of the Performance Improvement Plan A. If this initiative is successful, what would be the financial implications for the healthcare organization? B. How would the existing information management systems contribute to the success of your proposal? C. What organizational processes will permit continued viability of the performance improvement initiative, if it is successful? D. Analyze interdepartmental communication that would be necessary for continued engagement in the proposed initiative.
Guidelines for Submission: Your organizational performance initiative should be 8–10 pages in length; however, the quality of this submission is much more important than the length. All resources must be appropriately cited in APA format.