Quality Management

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Quality Management
Executive Summary In health care, the industry is facing tremendous challenges from rising costs and larger demand for a variety of services. To help address these issues requires establishing a strategy for organizational leadership. This will serve as foundation for developing a quality management program. To achieve these objectives there will be a focus on: understanding the purpose of quality management in health care, examining three key concepts, outlining three of the organization's long / short term goals, identifying five internal / external factors that can influence quality, discussing three quality management policies and highlighting the differences between risk management / quality assurance. Together, these different elements will illustrate how our health care organization can achieve different benchmarks over the long term. ("Why Are Health Care Costs Rising," 2010)
Describe the purpose of quality management in health care organizations in general and in your chosen organization type in particular. Quality management is designed to provide health care organizations with the ability to prevent and troubleshoot problems. This is because there is a focus on understanding specific factors that can impact care and addressing these issues on a regular basis. Moreover, all facilities must be prepared to continually monitor for potential problems that are emerging and quickly implement measures to deal with them. (Lighter, 2004) In the
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