Healthcare Performance Measurement

Directions

  1. Review information found on the following website related to hospital compare http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HospitalQualityInits/HospitalCompare.html
  2. Read the information carefully and then locate the following website. http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare
  3. Search for hospitals within a 50 mile radius of the community where you are working or had your prelicensure clinical experiences (Miami). Type in your zip code (33126).  Select your hospital and two others.  Select hospitals/facilities and choose compare. If you live in a remote area and there are no hospitals listed within a 50 mile radius, select a zip code for a family member or a close friend who does not live near you. The idea is to review comparative data.
  4. Click on the following topics to learn more.
    1. Survey of patient’s experiences
    2. Timely and effective care (focus your search on two of the conditions that apply to services provided at the hospitals)
    3. Readmissions, complications, and deaths
  5.  Carefully read the information provided.
  6. Develop a paper consisting of 8 to 10 headlines. Include the following, keeping in mind what all this data means.
    1. Title with information pertinent to the course.
    2. List reasons to recommend hospital compare to consumers (patients).
    3. List reasons to recommend hospital compare to staff who may seek employment.

For d., e., and f. (below), slides are clearly labeled as Hospital A, B or C.

    1. Summarize patient experiences data for each hospital.
    2. Summarize timely and effective care data for two conditions.
    3. Summarize data for readmissions or complications and deaths.
    4. List recommendations for improving data for one selected facility.
    5. Summarize what you learned from this experience.

Format:

Headline 1

  • Bullet point 1
  • Bullet point 2
  • Bullet point 3
  • Bullet point 4
  • Bullet point 5

Headline 2

  • Bullet point 1
  • Bullet point 2
  • Bullet point 3
  • Bullet point 4
  • Bullet point 5

Headline 3

  • Bullet point 1
  • Bullet point 2
  • Bullet point 3
  • Bullet point 4
  • Bullet point 5

And so on….

 

Grading Criteria: Performance Measurement

Category

Points

%

Description

Title

10

10%

contains pertinent information related to assignment, course, student, date, and faculty member.

Reasons to recommend hospital compare to patients

20

20%

Format of reasons is logical, easy to read, and specific.

Reasons to recommend hospital compare to staff

30

20%

Format of reasons is logical, easy to read, and specific.

Summarize data related to patient experiences

30

30%

Three hospitals are labeled A, B, and C and data related to patient experiences is displayed.

Summarize data related to timely and effective care

30

30%

Three hospitals are labeled A, B, and C. Two different conditions are named and applied to hospitals A, B, and C.

Summarize data related to readmissions, complications, and deaths

30

30%

Three hospitals are labeled A, B, and C. Data related to readmissions, complications, and deaths are appropriately displayed.

Recommendations for improving data for one facility

20

20%

Either hospital A, B, or C is specified, or recommendations for improving data are appropriately displayed.

Summary of learning related to this assignment

20

20%

Learning about completing this assignment is stated.  Summary of learning is displayed with lists, bulleted items, or other creative ways.

Scholarly writing and formatting

10

10%

Headline are provided and labeled appropriately.

Punctuation and sentence structure are correct.

There is evidence of spell and grammar check.

Total

200 points

100%

A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

 

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