Value Compass

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Value Compass Healthcare advancements will only transpire when the measurement of outcomes is linked to processes and systems supporting the results. Creating a way to measure quality-related outcomes and costs is essential to successful healthcare management. The value compass is a way to focus the direction of an organization using four main points: clinical outcomes, satisfaction, quality, and costs. The value compass provides clarify for the performance improvement efforts and helps members of the healthcare team reach the department’s goals. The value compass that I have submitted is focused on the Pediatric Critical Care environment. Medical/Clinical Outcomes
Pediatric ICU patients are uniquely
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Quality Care Outcomes Increasing the quality of healthcare is a great way to reduce costs and improve outcomes. When a healthcare organization focuses and monitors patient outcomes they are able to see the results of implemented system-wide programs and protocols. The outcome data from the introduction of the asthma care process model could result in prevention of many acute asthma exacerbations and provide the patient with a greater quality of life by overall symptom reduction. The septic shock guidelines have the potential to improve morbidly and mortality outcomes for pediatric patients. Initiating a falls risk protocol will help to improve outcomes and increase patient safety. Decreasing the nosocomial rate by increasing hand hygiene compliance increases the quality of care that is provided by the healthcare team. Decreasing the ICU rates of VAP increases positive outcomes by reducing harm caused to patients by increased ventilator days and longer hospitalization. Satisfaction
In the pediatric population, patient satisfaction is largely determined by parental satisfaction. We spend a large portion of our time making sure that the parents are updated, informed, and satisfied with the care that is being provided to their child. Increasing patient wellness has a positive affect on patient satisfaction. Although satisfaction

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