Using Performance Improvement Tools in Health Care Settings, 3rd Edition
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Softcover: 141 pages + bonus CD-ROM
The Joint Commission
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The tools and methods in this book will help ensure that your performance improvement efforts are planned and systematic, based on reliable data and accurate analysis, and carried out with effective teamwork and communication.
Almost all quality improvement projects go through the stages of planning, team formation, data collection, data analysis and determining root causes of problems.
Through real-world case studies and examples, this book and CD-ROM shows you how to choose the best tools for each stage. This new edition emphasizes tools to eliminate or reduce the possibility of error early in the development of a process and ways to monitor processes on a continuous basis.
The Joint Commission's mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, established more than 50 years ago. Joint Commission is governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers. Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in America and around the world. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements.
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