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IHP 604 Data & Framework Assignment

Part 1: For the first part of this assignment, explore the following websites that are public sources of healthcare industry data: AHRQ; Find and Compare Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Other Providers Near You; and About the National Quality Strategy. Take some time to review the content of each of these sites in terms of available data information, on what you found.

Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:

  1. Types of data information: Describe the types of data information that the find-and-compare website contains on providers and hospitals.
  2. Data example: Discuss one example of data from either the AHRQ site or National Quality Strategy site related to colonoscopy care and how this information could be valuable to a healthcare organization (you must provide the link for the data source that you used).

Part 2: In the second part of this assignment, you will select a process improvement framework from the list in the first item below and then apply that framework to your goal of lowering your facility’s metrics on pressure ulcer injuries. Nursing Home Pressure Ulcer Rates: Spring 2019 provides data on pressure ulcer injuries in long-term care facilities. You should consider preventative measures such as understanding which residents are at higher risk, ensuring frequent changes in their position, providing proper nutrition, and using specialized beds to reduce pressure on the skin.

Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:

  1. Differentiate between frameworks: Differentiate between the following problem-solving/performance improvement frameworks by examining their goals and processes:
    1. Root cause analysis (RCA)
    2. Plan-do-study-act investigation (PDSA)
    3. Tracers
    4. Failure mode effect analysis (FMEA)
  2. Framework steps: Select one of the four frameworks and discuss each step in the process of your chosen framework.
  3. Benefits of framework: Explain the value and benefits of your chosen framework.
  4. Apply framework: Apply your framework to the problem at your facility with pressure ulcer injuries.
    1. List what you would do in each step of your chosen framework for that issue.
    2. Assess the significance of any data or metrics in each step.
  5. Organizational process improvement: Discuss what healthcare organizational issue or process might need to be revised to improve the performance area.

Include references from 2020 and up

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