Clinical Quality Assessment And Improvement

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapters 18 and 21 from Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice. Select a diagnostic or procedural topic relevant to patient care that would be suitable for a quality assessment and improvement project. Prepare a two- to three-page paper in which you Define the purpose or focus of the assessment process. (Ask: What are we trying to accomplish?) Develop at least four key indicators or parameters (performance measures) for the selected topic that provide data to support the purpose or focus of the assessment process. (Ask: What will tell us that a change is an improvement?) Use resources on this topic to help decide which indicators to use. Indicators may include, but are not limited to, Admission criteria or suggested population Continued-stay review criteria History of illness Lab values Symptomatology or indications for the disease or procedure Vital signs Medications Ongoing monitoring Length of stay Type of treatment Complications or management of care Comorbidities Management (for example, of therapy or education) Discharge planning Your Clinical Quality Assessment and Improvement paper Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages or charts and graphics) and formatted according to APA Style Must utilize academic voice. Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. Must use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed, credible sources published within the past three years in addition to the course text. Must document any information used from sources in APA Style Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style