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NSU Healthcare Quality Initiatives Institute for HC Improvement & Leapfrog Group Discussion

Nova Southeastern University

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Select ONE organization from each of the TWO groups listed:

Group I:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)

Group II:

  • ANCC Magnet Recognition Program
  • Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
  • The Leapfrog Group

The Assignment:

In a 3- to 4-page paper (excluding title page and references):

  • Describe strategic health care quality initiatives in two of the organizations. Compareand contrast the purposes of the initiatives.
  • Analyze strategic quality issues and opportunities for improvement within the two organizations.
  • Evaluatewhich elements of the initiatives are crucial to the quality-improvement opportunities of your health care organization or an organization with which you are familiar.
Note: Your Assignment must be written in standard edited English. Be sure to support your work with at least five high-quality references, including two from peer-reviewed journals. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct. This Assignment will be graded using this rubric: Week 4 Assignment Rubric (PDF). Your Assignment should show effective application of triangulation of content and resources in your conclusion and recommendations.

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Healthcare Quality


Healthcare Quality

Strategic Health Care Quality Initiatives in Two of the Organizations
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is an organization whose primary purpose is to
“promote health improvement by advancing the quality and value of healthcare” (U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, n.d). Similarly, the Leapfrog Group is a non-profit
organization that aims at promoting the achievement of the giant gains in the creation of a
healthcare system that is of the highest quality and safety standards. While these two
organizations have shared purposes, it is evident that they have adopted different approaches in
dealing with the situation, but it is also necessary to note that there are elements that these
organizations share.
One of the approaches to quality improvements that the Leapfrog Group uses is to carry
out assessments of hospital performance by conducting surveys and transparently reporting on
the quality performance of the hospitals. The purpose of doing these reports is to make sure that
all the h...

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