The final project for this course is the creation of a quality plan—also known as a performance improvement plan—for a healthcare organization. You may develop this plan for an acute-care facility, a same-day surgery facility, an ambulatory care organization, a clinic setting, a long-term care facility, or some other type of healthcare organization you may be familiar with given your own professional healthcare work experience. In addressing the critical elements for this assignment, all APA formatting and citation requirements apply.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Purpose and Quality Statement: In this section, you will define patient safety and the purpose of a quality plan.
A. Explain the purpose of implementing a quality plan. In your explanation, consider how accreditation standards drive an organization’s patient safety and quality initiatives.
B. Determine the healthcare organization’s commitment to patient safety and quality. Consider the mission statement and policies of the organization to guide your answer.
C. Describe the various stakeholder groups that have a vested interest in the performance-improvement process (e.g., nursing leadership,
departmental directors). Consider utilizing an organizational chart to depict these stakeholders.
D. Develop a quality statement that outlines the objectives of the quality plan.