As healthcare organizations become more complex and our focus on the patient experience expands, nurses are leading and participating in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects and quality improvement (QI) initiatives with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
• In what ways is EBP applied where you work or where you do clinicals?
• Discuss the findings of a QI initiative or study from either your clinical location/hospital website or another online source.
Summarize one statute, one regulation, and one guidance document that impose compliance obligations on healthcare organizations.
Explain what healthcare organizations must do to comply with legal requirements.
Describe the standards for corporate compliance programs set forth in the OIG Compliance Guidance and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
In addition to the textbook, provide two sources to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and valid. Cite each source listed on your
source page at least one time within your assignment
Healthcare organizations implement ethical codes of conduct to guide professional practice, enhance quality of care, and protect professionals. In addition, government agencies and other organizations provide guidelines and standards to facilitate quality improvement programs in healthcare organizations. Besides providing guidelines for behavior, this also supports high-reliability organizations in the health sector.
For this assignment, you will complete a comparative analysis of government and nongovernment agencies within the healthcare industry. Within this analysis, include the following:
Describe 2 government agencies and 2 nongovernment agencies that support quality improvement in healthcare.
Discuss how their inputs enhance quality improvement and patient satisfaction in healthcare organizations.
Explain the importance of collaboration in healthcare.
Identify the basic attributes of a high-reliability organization. Explain how such organizations enhance quality improvement.
Briefly describe your healthcare organization, including its culture and readiness for change. (You may opt to keep various elements of this anonymous, such as your company name.) Describe the current problem or opportunity for change. Include in this description the circumstances surrounding the need for change, the scope of the issue, the stakeholders involved, and the risks associated with change implementation in general. Propose an evidence-based idea for a change in practice using an EBP approach to decision making. Note that you may find further research needs to be conducted if sufficient evidence is not discovered. Describe your plan for knowledge transfer of this change, including knowledge creation, dissemination, and organizational adoption and implementation. Explain how you would disseminate the results of your project to an audience. Provide a rationale for why you selected this dissemination strategy. Describe the measurable outcomes you hope to achieve with the implementation of this evidence-based change. Be sure to provide APA citations of the supporting evidence-based peer reviewed articles you selected to support your thinking.