Essay on Assessment Summary of Risk and Quality Management

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Assessment Summary of Risk and Quality Management
HCS/451
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
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As stated “Organizations rely on a particular culture to ensure the performance of improved safety processes over long periods of time and to remain constantly aware of the possibility of failure” (Chassin and Loeb, 2013). If place of businesses or organizations knows there is always a chance of failure then they can prevent any failures before they happen and become an issue. The last long term goal for an organization in the health care field would be compliant and to achieve and maintain the accreditation. This can be accomplished by going through with the short and long term goals. If all of the short term goals of implementation, education, and assessments are accomplished then organizations or place of business will be successful with the quality management program. The individual that is over top of everyone should be the one who tells the fellow employees about the success and be certain that all policies and procedures are kept and maintained.
Internal and External Factors that Influence Quality Outcomes
There are several external and internal factors that influence the quality and the outcomes of an organization. One of the internal factors would be how it affects quality management and what the outcome will be in the organization. It is very important to have leadership and have prosperous outcome with quality management because if there is no support from the leadership then the organization will not be successful.