Risk and Quality Management

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Risk and Quality Management Assessment Summary Angelina L. Crudo HCS/451 University of Phoenix Lisa Kehlenbrink July 8, 2013 Risk and Quality Management Assessment Summary Risk management is about reducing the likelihood of errors with the aim of improving and monitoring the quality of health care services. The purpose for risk and quality management is to improve the care of the patients and reduce liability among the staff and the patients. In following risk and quality management protocols…show more content…
Quality management names are use to determined the meaning of a project, or issue. For instance, one would know that medical records refer to the patient’s chart. However, when one says that they need information on payroll that would have to do with the employees of the organization. Typical long-term goals for hospitals could be expansion, offering more services, and quality management and assurance. Short-term goals to reach the long term goals could be funding, more medical equipment, and surveys. A hospital would need funding for new equipment, expansions, or services, so a look over the financial situation of the hospital would be needed. Finding areas to add funding, cut funding, or do fundraising could then be approached. Furthermore, quality assurance and management, there are several short-term goals such as questionnaires, quality and risk management (Wasik, M. 2006). Affordability should be applied to the hospital setting. There have been many patients that are in the hospital on an extended stay and they are not able to afford such things like a television in their room or, maybe the patient does not have family and they are on a fixed income. The hospital should have a policy in place that allows the hospital to go into a fund that is set up for patients that are in need. Hospitals should apply policies within their organizations that benefit the community and staff. A policy should be in place to ensure
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