Health Care Assignment

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Using the information in the required readings, as well as some additional research in peer-reviewed sources, complete your SLP assignment by answering the following:


1.  Briefly research the leading methods of continuous quality improvement in health care, including Plan-Do-Study-Act, Rapid Cycle Improvement, FOCUS-PCDA, Lean, Six Sigma, and the FADE Model. Which of these (alone or in combination) could best be used for continuous quality improvement in your current or intended future job setting, and why? Please keep in mind that these methods are not mutually exclusive, yet managers often allow one method to be dominant in their respective health care settings.


2.  Present the method of your choice (and your specific rationale for choosing it). Be clear in outlining the key steps to the process you chose, and also explaining what they will need to know to implement the method correctly in your setting.


Cookson, R., Asaria, M., & Ali, S. (2018). Health equity monitoring for healthcare quality assurance. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 198, 148-156. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.


Readings:

Hallam, C.R.A., & Contreras, C. (2018). Lean healthcare: Scale, scope and sustainability. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 31(7), 684-696. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.


Harnett, P. J. (2018). Improvement attributes in healthcare: Implications for integrated care. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 31(3), 214-227. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.


Hayhurst, C. (2018). The quest for quality: Navigating the changing landscape of healthcare technology regulations. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 52(3), 182-191. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.


Henker, H., Fox-Lewis, S., Tep, N., Vanna, D., Pol, S., & Turner, C. (2018). Healthcare workers' perceptions of an organizational quality assurance program implemented in aresource-limited setting: A qualitative study. Health Promotion Perspectives, 8(3), 179-186.
Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.


Manzanera, R., Moya, D., Guilabert, M., Plana, M., Gálvez, G., Ortner, J., & Mira, J.J. (2018). Quality assurance and patient safety measures: A comparative longitudinal analysis.


International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(8), 1568-70Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.


Stan, L. (2018). Quality management in healthcare: Performance improvement. Manager,( 27), 85-92. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Vockley, M. (2017). Safety innovations: Healthcare system takes bold step with continuousmonitoring. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 51(4), 312-317. Retrieved from the
Trident Online Library.

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