Week 1 – Discussion 1
Review the illustration of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model on the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s How to Improve (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. web page. Identify an issue that can occur within the hospital, physician office, a community health service (e.g., mental health, meals-on-wheels, Planned Parenthood, etc.), or your local health department that could use improvement. After reviewing the information about the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model, list your answers to the top three questions, and list the personnel to include on a team that would develop the action plan for improvement.
- What are we trying to accomplish?
- How will we know that a change is an improvement?
- What changes can we make that will result in improvement?
Week 1 – Discussion 2
Promoting CQI Efforts
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) developed six specific aims to ensure the delivery and improvement of health care. Choose two from the six aims: safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable (AHRQ, 2016). Of the two aims you chose, discuss the implications on the delivery of quality care. Give an example of how a hospital or physician practice can meet these aims.
Your initial post should be a minimum of 250 words and utilize at least one scholarly source from the Ashford University Library to justify your choices. The Research, Keywords, Databases: An Overview (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video tutorial is available to help you become more familiar with the library database search features and how to generate keywords. Sources must be cited in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Guided Response: Read your classmates’ posts. Then choose two classmates, and respond to them by answering the following questions:
- What would you consider to be the main obstacle in implementing the two aims your classmates chose?
- What are your recommendations for resolving the obstacle to ensure the aim’s success?