February 4, 2013
Assessment Summary of Risk and Quality Management
As I was reading about Duke University Medical Center and here is what it said about quality improvement it is a “formal approach to the analysis of performance and systematic efforts for improvement” (2005). In different industries quality improvements are constructed differently. quality improvement is used in the field of medical it focuses on the safety of the patients and the employees that work at the facility, avoid or reducing the mortality and morbidity rate, and reducing the medical errors. Since the nineteenth century the health care organizations have been looking for ways to improve the quality …show more content…
For the internal factor there is another factor that influences the quality management is the review committee. As stated “utilization review committees were established to identify whether hospital medical staffs were providing appropriate clinical services and to prevent fraud” (Chassen and Leob, 2013). As part of the Medicare requirements the committees where put there to over- look things at the facility. It did not affect the quality of care because of the internal factor because there were no guidelines to go by.
I am going to talk about the external factors that influences the quality of care that is for the organizations is called Office of Clinical Standards and the Quality for the offices of Medicare and Medicaid Services. It is stated as follows “Identify and develop best practice techniques in quality improvement and they develop requirements of participation for providers and plans in the Medicare and Medicaid programs” (Conway, 2013). When it comes to Office of Clinical Standards and the Quality it will have either a negative or a positive affect with the success of the health care