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Implementing a Course Review Process for a Continuous Quality Improvement Model for a Medical School Curriculum

Cassandra S. Ward, Amy Andrade, Lena Walker-Winfree
2018 Journal of health care for the poor and underserved  
This process identifies strengths, challenges, and opportunities for innovative steps for continuous quality improvements to the curriculum.  ...  The school uses the 1994 Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle for Learning and Improvement for continuous review of course content, outcomes, and evaluations.  ...  Katrina Otuonye and Dr. Juanita Buford of Meharry Medical College for reviewing and providing feedback on this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1353/hpu.2018.0007 pmid:29503288 fatcat:lhhab2axunfc7bwfglnbuimi7m

Can the Timed and Targeted Counseling Model Improve the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Health Care? A Process Analysis in the Rural Hoima District in Uganda

Geoffrey Babughirana, Sanne Gerards, Alex Mokori, Isaac Charles Baigereza, Alex Mukembo, Grace Rukanda, Stef P J Kremers, Jessica Gubbels
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
This study aims at examining the implementation of the timed and targeted counseling (ttC) model, as well as improving maternal and newborn health care practices.  ...  The findings from this study show that the application of the ttC model through Village Health Teams has great potential to improve the quality of antenatal and newborn care and the health-seeking practices  ...  We thank the World Vision Uganda Directorate of Health, Nutrition and HIV, and the Western Region Programme officer for health Doreen Mukiiza, for facilitating the ttC implementation track.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18094410 pmid:33919191 fatcat:x7d2etk5jjh6xlxkclrzd7vfsu

Patient-Centered Process Optimization in A German Emergency Department With A Particular Focus on Sufficient Pain Management : A Best Practice Model for the Continouus Improvement of Quality and Patient Satisfaction

Patrick Ristau, Stephanie Pfeuffer
2017 GSTF JOURNAL of Nursing and Health Care  
This study will clarify whether the implementation of an interdisciplinary structured pain management improves the care of patients in the emergency room and whether its use improves patient satisfaction  ...  Included were all patients of the somatic departments who met the ethical criteria, as well as all doctors and nurses. Data analysis and processing was carried out using Microsoft Excel.  ...  The results presented here have arisen in the context of a research project thankfully funded by the Research Center of the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt in the period 2016 -2017 and  ... 
doi:10.5176/2345-718x_4.2.142 fatcat:addvdheszne25pt7lwxqmofj3e

Exemplary Care and Learning Sites

Linda A. Headrick, Greg Ogrinc, Kimberly G. Hoffman, Katherine M. Stevenson, Marc Shalaby, Albertine S. Beard, Karin E. Thörne, Mary T. Coleman, Karyn D. Baum
2016 Academic Medicine  
One goal of the ECLS model is to help everyone observe, understand, critique, and improve the process of health care in a real-world setting.  ...  Problem Integrating care delivery and professional learning, with a unified focus on improving both, can work synergistically to improve health care outcomes and lower costs. 1 Current models of health  ... 
doi:10.1097/acm.0000000000001072 pmid:26760058 pmcid:PMC4885596 fatcat:oxamjtsmwnh2vbgbutptyi25bu

An Evaluation of Understandability of Patient Journey Models in Mental Health

Jennifer Percival, Carolyn McGregor
2016 JMIR Human Factors  
There is a significant trend toward implementing health information technology to reduce administrative costs and improve patient care.  ...  The systematic integration of clinical processes with information system and health information technology can benefit the patients, staff, and the delivery of care.  ...  In addition, thanks to the UOIT health practicum research students Danielle Andrews, Ashley Chambers, and Jordan Whately for their aid with modeling and data collection.  ... 
doi:10.2196/humanfactors.5640 pmid:27471006 pmcid:PMC4981695 fatcat:zusq4wcchfdbtbefnw6tjgwe5m

Improving access to psychosocial interventions for common mental health problems in the United Kingdom: narrative review and development of a conceptual model for complex interventions

Linda Gask, Peter Bower, Jonathan Lamb, Heather Burroughs, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Suzanne Edwards, Derek Hibbert, Marija Kovandžić, Karina Lovell, Anne Rogers, Waquas Waheed, Christopher Dowrick (+1 others)
2012 BMC Health Services Research  
interventions to improve access to mental health care.  ...  In the United Kingdom and worldwide, there is significant policy interest in improving the quality of care for patients with mental health disorders and distress.  ...  The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-249 pmid:22889290 pmcid:PMC3515797 fatcat:ct23intksbavtkbfj4ef5mhgmi

Health Care Performance Monitoring Using an Inpatient Reference Process Model and Clinical KPIs [chapter]

Eva Gattnar, Okan Ekinci, Vesselin Detschew
2012 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
Improving quality of care through process performance measurement in hospitals and the identification of bottlenecks in performed workflows is thereby a promising concept.  ...  Effective health care processes are thereby heavily dependent on a comprehensive IT-support.  ...  Health care performance correlates often directly with process performance [5] . Therefore, processes should be applied as an important basis for health care quality improvement.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-29262-0_5 fatcat:52ugn5sai5ghzjlqhlwtkswq7m

Issues Facing Pharmacy Leaders in 2013

Michael O'Connor, Robert J. Weber
2013 Hospital Pharmacy  
improved and the numbers of pharmacists ready to step into direct patient care roles in hospitals and health systems will increase.  ...  T he delivery of health care in the United States continues to become more costly and complex, with payers, hospitals, and health systems looking for ways to improve quality while reducing costs.  ... 
doi:10.1310/hpj4805-433 pmid:24421500 pmcid:PMC3839473 fatcat:2jzj6m2gkna5rgyqsca66ob7ai

Community Services Integration into General Practice "Health Care Homes"

Emma Hickson, Astuti Balram, Jeff Lowe
2018 International Journal of Integrated Care  
Developments included practices having a named and known District Nurse and Allied Health person; re-introductions to each other's capabilities and resources; improved contact processes; shared lists of  ...  In 2016, an Alliance initiative and District Health Board/Primary Health Organisation jointly funded project, introduced a "Health Care Home" model to General Practice teams in Wellington, New Zealand.  ...  Keywords: integrated care; primary-care led; multi-disciplinary teams; risk modelling/proactive care , healthcare providers have worked from separate organisations, with disconnected care and processes  ... 
doi:10.5334/ijic.s1065 fatcat:f5h2l3mjxjcybdcj7sehrds5ia

Performance improvement based on integrated quality management models: what evidence do we have? A systematic literature review

Mirella Minkman, Kees Ahaus, Robbert Huijsman
2007 International Journal for Quality in Health Care  
Health care organizations have to improve their performance for multiple stakeholders and organize integrated care. To facilitate this, various integrated quality management models can be used.  ...  There is some evidence that implementing interventions based on the 'evidence-based developed' Chronic Care Model may improve process or outcome performances.  ...  Summarizing, the EFQM/MBQA model and the Chronic Care Model are both integrated quality models that are adopted by many health care organizations in order to direct effective interventions and improved  ... 
doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzl071 pmid:17277010 fatcat:b77i5wpgjzebfhnbbvyngzwbdm

Improving Telemedicine Processes Via BPM

Latifa Ilahi, Sonia Ayachi Ghannouchi
2013 Procedia Technology - Elsevier  
Hence, the importance of process modeling and discovery of relevant technological means facilitating their use and automation.  ...  on BPMN 2.0 models.  ...  model the processes of care in BPMN 2.0.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2013.12.135 fatcat:wzfomgga6bb7zkiebypyp4knn4

Measures for Improving the Quality of Health Care

Aleksandar Višnjić, Vladica Veličković, Slađana Jović
2012 Acta Facultatis Medicae Naissensis  
Healthcare system worldwide try to develop new strategies, the implementation of which would lead to the end result -improvement of health care quality.  ...  Quality and safety in the health sector go "hand in hand", which means that both components are inseparably linked -quality improvement will often affect more security.  ...  Process -a method of providing health care; 3. The outcome -a result of health care (Figure 1 ).  ... 
doi:10.2478/v10283-012-0008-4 fatcat:3cfwvi22vnfkrlsqsb4nx7vrtm


Hanae Ibn El Haj, Mohamed Lamrini, Noureddine Rais
2013 International Journal for Quality Research  
Therefore, it was necessary that this system adopts the culture of measurement and implements an evaluation process in order to improve the quality of care and the services delivered to the "Patient".  ...  First of all, the paper explains the approach of each model to the assessment and improvement of quality, then it presents the different correspondences between the two models, and at the end it shows  ...  Hanae Ibn Figure 1 . 1 Model of a process-based Quality Management System Figure 2 . 2 DONABEDIAN Model (Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Payment, and Performance Improvement  ... 
doaj:598fbd5a07024ecab652c37358a71397 fatcat:gj2ncbja2fhkhe4uukmh3kfava

Building the Case for Quality Improvement in the Health Care Industry

Joy M. Field, Janelle Heineke, James R. Langabeer, Jami L. DelliFraine
2014 Quality Management in Health Care  
Health care organizations are under intense pressure to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery and, increasingly, they are using quality improvement teams to identify and target projects  ...  Using data from a survey of health care professionals acting as informants for 244 patient care, clinical-administrative, and nonclinical administrative quality improvement project types in 93 health care  ...  could help move quality improvement in health care from a static model of conformance to a continuous improvement model.  ... 
doi:10.1097/qmh.0000000000000036 pmid:24978163 fatcat:zbsvbhucw5hghjyqgsidtw3vu4

Integrated Care: A Disruptive Innovation for Extending Psychiatric Expertise to Primary Care Practices

Akuh Adaji
2018 Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes  
Ensuring fidelity to the value adding processes in integrated care is critical for the success of this model of care and delivering the improved clinical outcomes that have been demonstrated in randomized  ...  Integrated care has been shown as a new business practice that can improve care, stabilize cost, and foster positive patient and provider experiences. 5, 6 However, implementing this model is challenging  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.mayocpiqo.2018.03.004 pmid:30225439 pmcid:PMC6124336 fatcat:ank6dunu3bbkxiq7dkvrczp2ku
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