Unit 1 DISCUSSION 1
- The Triple Aim
As the manager of your hospital’s quality department, you have been asked to work with various stakeholders to improve the health of the population served by your organization. You decide to begin by introducing the Triple Aim to your work group.
In your post:
- Describe the Triple Aim as outlined by the IHI:
- Describe the purpose of the model.
- Identify and explain the three elements of the Triple Aim model.
- Provide an example of how this model can be used as a framework to address one of the following conditions:
- Pediatric asthma.
You may also select your own population health issue to apply to this model.
As you write your post and responses, remember to cite your sources using current APA style.
As noted in the Faculty Expectations message (FEM), provide substantive comments to your peers, comparing his or her perspective to yours. Ask any questions that will help you better understand your peer’s perspective.
National Patient Safety Goals
The groundbreaking report, To Err Is Human, provided alarming data regarding the impact of medical errors in health care. Many health care organizations are actively working toward improving the quality and safety of care provided to their patients through various programs and initiatives.
For this discussion, research the Joint Commission’s NPSGs. Choose a health care setting from the 2019 NPSG Program Links on the web page. Follow the link and read through the goals related to that setting. Choose one of the goals to build your discussion around. In your post, explain why the goal is important, what its purpose is, and why you feel it should be a targeted area for improvement.
Cite your sources using current APA style.
Here are some resources to cite in the references
As noted in the FEM, provide substantive comments to your peers, comparing his or her perspective to yours. Ask any questions that will help you better understand your peer’s perspective.
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
- Analyze the importance of patient safety in health care.
- Analyze the health care safety imperative.
- Chapter 1, “Understanding the First Institute of Medicine Report and Its Impact on Patient Safety,” pages 1–16.
- Chapter 2, “Patient Safety Movement: The Progress and the Work That Remains,” pages 17–28.
- Chapter 3, “Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement,” pages 29–38.
Use the Capella University Library to read the following:
- Leape, L., Berwick, D., Clancy, C., Conway, J., Gluck, P., Guest, J., . . . Isaac, T. (2009). Transforming healthcare: A safety imperative. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 18(6), 424–428.
Use the Internet to read the following:
- World Health Organization. (n.d.). Patient safety. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/patientsafety/en/
- World Health Organization. (2018). 10 facts on patient safety. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/features/factfiles/patient_safety/en/
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2017). About the National Quality Strategy. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/about/index.html
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). IHI Triple Aim initiative. Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/Engage/Initiatives/TripleAim/Pages/default.aspx
- Joint Commission. (n.d.). National Patient Safety Goals. Retrieved from https://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/npsgs.aspx
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