The Institute Of Medicine 's ( Iom ) Six Aims Essay

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Summary of the Issue
The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) six aims of quality provide an advantageous framework to progress the quality of care in the U.S.A. health care system. IOM developed six aims for improving to provide safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable patient care (Institute of Medicine, 2001). Organizations need to strategically plan to evolve in meeting IOM’s six aims and to remain a financially sound entity. Strategic planning involves defining the future and stipulating the measurement of achievement (Sare & Ogilvie, 2010). The purpose of this paper is to start the initial steps for creating a strategic plan in a healthcare organization, through describing and evaluating an unmet need, considering the mission, vision, and values, providing the background context, vision, strategic goal, and consider the broader issues.
Unmet Need
As of Jan 1, 2014 all United States Children’s Hospitals’ reimbursement system changed significantly with the implementation of Diagnosis Related Group (DRGs) (California Department of Health Care Services, 2016). In preparation for decreased reimbursement rates MCH participated in a Diabetic Patient Flow Value Stream (VS) initiative focused on the diabetic service line to reduce LOS, prevent unnecessary readmissions, avoid unnecessary ED visits, and streamline diabetic education. Currently, the DM patients have unnecessary lengthy and resource intensive admissions. Unfortunately, the VS has not
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