Select a topic for your Topic 3 Executive Summary assignment. Post your idea and basic thoughts about the topic using the assignment details from Topic 3. You should provide thoughts to your peers about their topics and ideas that may assist them in completing their projects.
In this assignment, you will propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment that could easily be implemented if approved. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary (750-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project. Include the following:
- The purpose of the quality improvement initiative.
- The target population or audience.
- The benefits of the quality improvement initiative.
- The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative.
- The cost or budget justification.
- The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated.
Weiner 1 postsRe: Topic 2 DQ 3
For my executive summary assignment my idea for quality improvement in my workplace is the reduction of falls. I work in a skilled nursing facility and we have a lot of dementia patients as well as rehab patients. Basically, I think there are ways in which to decrease the number of falls that my facility could implement that wouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish. One would be to assign the fall risk patients rooms closer to the nurses’ station because we have a few right now that I think are too far and on more than one occasion, I have found certain patients halfway out of the bed. I know reducing falls is a very common project, but I do think it’s vitally important to do so.
Nkamse 1 postsRe: Topic 2 DQ 3
The central electronic systems in hospitals are the electronic health record systems. These systems are clear evidence of the significance of information technology that continues to revolutionize various industries. These systems have great importance in enhancing healthcare services provided to the patients. Many healthcare organizations and facilities have shifted their focus to its use to improve their service delivery. These systems function as the key repository of all patients’ files (Liberati et al., 2017). Nurses also utilize the appointment scheduling software to track and schedule shifts among them. The medical equipment management software helps doctors to monitor their patients who are in the ICU.
Healthcare has experienced some improvements in service delivery through these electronic systems, such as limiting medication errors and ensuring advanced health management. The continued adoption of electronics in the hospitals leads to increased delivery of quality care to patients and improvements in health and healthcare administration (Prezerakos, 2018). The most common electronic systems in hospitals include electronic health record (EHR) software, imaging and visualization, medical diagnosis software, appointment scheduling, medical billing, hospital management software, e-prescribing software, medical research, and medical equipment management. EHR is the most common electronic system in hospitals. It is extensively utilized to collect data about patients, including their medical charts, personal information, authorized users, and medications for use. It enables the integration of patient care across various healthcare departments. The medical database software enables nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to enter and share patients’ data on various digital platforms.
Liberati, E. G., Ruggiero, F., Galuppo, L., Gorli, M., González-Lorenzo, M., Maraldi, M. … & Moja, L. (2017). What hinders the uptake of computerized decision support systems in hospitals? A qualitative study and framework for implementation. Implementation Science, 12(1), 1-13.
Prezerakos, P. E. (2018). Nurse managers’ emotional intelligence and effective leadership: A review