Centers for Medicare

The purpose of this PowerPoint presentation is to locate and compare performance measurement data on common health conditions for the hospitals in your area. You will investigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services websites and locate the section called Hospital Compare. There you will find data for hospitals within a 50-mile radius of the community where you are working or had your prelicensure clinical experiences. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation and share the results of your findings. Opportunities for improving performance measurement indicators will be shared.

Course Outcomes

Completion of this assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

CO1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO2)

CO2: Implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team through communication and relationship building. (PO3)

CO3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO7)

CO7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (POs 2 and 3)

CO8: Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process and outcome measures to identify clinical questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO8)

Due Dates

This assignment is to be submitted by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 6.

Points

This assignment is worth 200 points.

Please follow Directions very, very carefully. Points are very easily deducted.

Review information found on the following website related to hospital compare http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HospitalQualityInits/HospitalCompare.html
Read the information carefully and then locate the following website. http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare
Search for hospitals within a 50-mile radius of the community where you are working or had your prelicensure clinical experiences. Type in your zip code. 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.
Click on the following topics to learn more.
Survey of patient’s experiences
Timely and effective care (focus your search on two of the conditions that apply to services provided at the hospitals)
Readmissions, complications, and deaths
Carefully read the information provided.
Develop a PowerPoint slideshow consisting of 8-10 slides. Include the following, keeping in mind what all this data means.
Title slide with information pertinent to the course.
List reasons to recommend the website Hospital Compare to consumers (patients).
List reasons to recommend the website Hospital Compare to staff who may seek employment.
For the slides below, clearly label the name of each hospital:
Summarize patient experiences data for each hospital.
Summarize timely and effective care data for two conditions.
Summarize data for readmissions and complications and deaths.
List recommendations for improving data for one selected facility.

 

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