Kaiser Permanente's Role For The Care Delivery Process

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Kaiser Permanente is one of the most prominent health care organizations in the Nation; they do everything such as offer top notch healthcare technologies, great emergency services, excellent physicians, pharmaceuticals, laboratory needs, and hospital services. Due to their every growing organization, they are always looking for great employees to bring on board and develop into their lifelong career. According to "Kaiser Permanente Careers" (2014), “There is a reason you choose to bring your career to Kaiser Permanente. It doesn 't matter who you are or what your role. Here, the work you do saves lives. From our nurses and physicians on the front line of care to our business professionals supporting the bottom line. From our customer…show more content…
Risk management in health care is critical as it is the umbrella that covers many different areas from protecting patient information, ensuring proper procedures in the handling of medications, educating and providing training to all employees, and so much more. Risk management is critical because ensures the facility is operating within regulation. Quality management establishes the functionality of providing patients with quality care for a decent market value, which includes good customer service, timely visits and advanced technology. At Kaiser they value both risk and quality management and make it a core focus at all times. In fact, “Kaiser Permanente 's Care Management Institute (CMI) is one of the first organizations in the United States to earn disease management (DM) certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The 2-year NCQA DM certification was awarded in program design. The program design certification was awarded for four areas: diabetes, asthma, heart failure, and depression. CMI was one of 18 "early adopters" to apply for the NCQA certification/accreditation” (“Quality Assurance; Kaiser Permanente institute earns NCQA Disease Management Certification,” 2002, Para. 1). Managing the Risks Like all other health care organizations Kaiser faces many risks daily, especially since they are dealing with people’s well-being. It is critical that first and foremost they
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