CQI’S IMPACT ON MEDICARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
This article explores the fundamental healthcare quality approaches that have been advanced by various researchers. In this case Quality improvement (QI) is at center stage as the new found concept focused on realizing quality healthcare (McLaughlin & Kaluzny, 2006). The impacts of this healthcare quality approach in the society has been discussed with great terms and convincing diction. The following terms are critical in understanding the idea of Quality improvement in healthcare management across United States and the world at large.
Quality improvement: This is a healthcare concept that involves systematically evaluating public health programs, practices, and policies and addressing areas that need to be improved to increase healthy results.
Multi-State Learning Collaborative (MLC):This is an approach within the quality improvement (QI) that aims to inform the national accreditation program, incorporate quality improvement practice into public health systems, promote collaborative learning across states and partners, and expand the knowledge base in public health (Hill & Howlett, 2013).
Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR): This is an institution that offers the potential to contribute to and support QI efforts in public health (McLaughlin & Kaluzny, 2006).
Besides the above highlighted terms there are others that seek to back up understanding and effective implementation of quality improvement in healthcare sector. A critical evaluation of the findings on the study exposes positive outcomes. From the article, it can be established that quality improvement has significantly boosted the evidence-based learning culture among healthcare professionals. This works alongside improving training curriculum that will impart better ethical nursing practices (Hill & Howlett, 2013). Another positive outcome of this programme is improved collaboration of different healthcare agencies, the government, private sector and the general community towards one direction in regard to improving quality of healthcare. The two case studies provides a springboard on which further tests and investigative research will be conducted with emphasis on mobilizing resources and human factor input in advocating quality healthcare. Minnesota and South Carolina has registered significant quality of service delivery which would be used to generalize on the feasibility of this quality improvement methodology.
The next steps in this concept explore the best implementation procedures and further collaborative approaches. Proposed pursuit for evidence-based learning in nursing as a way of improving the culture of quality service delivery among the healthcare professionals is a positive move (Hill & Howlett, 2013).
McLaughlin, C. P., & Kaluzny, A. D. (2006). Continuous quality improvement in health care. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett.
Hill, S. S., & Howlett, H. A. (2013). Success in practical/vocational nursing: From student to leader. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier.
Quality Improvement in Public Health. Retrieved from http://www.academyhealth.org/files/interestgroups/phsr/AH_RI_Quality_Improvement.pdf