You are the senior clinical analyst for the Oakridge Health System. Oakridge Hea

You are the senior clinical analyst for the Oakridge Health System. Oakridge Health System is comprised of Medicare-certified hospitals, home health, hospice, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term care facilities. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) needs to identify a quality improvement initiative for the next fiscal year. You are tasked to write a white paper outlining the quality of care for Medicare-certified hospitals across the country.InstructionsYour white paper should include:Analyze your state and national health care quality based on the most recent year of data reported by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Identify one quality measure from your analysis to recommend for an initiative.
Provide an evaluation of the quality measure outcomes using quality improvement principles that will support your initiative recommendation.
ResourcesTo access data sets from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, use the Hospital Compare DatasetsGrading Rubric:A – 4 – MasteryClear and thorough analysis of state and national health care quality. Includes comprehensive information on data reported by CMS with multiple supporting examples.0B – 3 – ProficiencyDetailed analysis of state and national health care quality. Includes detailed information on data reported by CMS with supporting examples.0C – 2 – CompetenceBasic analysis of state and national health care quality. Includes brief information on data reported by CMS.0F – 1 – No PassNo or insufficient analysis of state and national health care quality.0I – 0 – Not SubmittedNot Submitted0
Criterion 20% of total gradeA – 4 – MasteryIdentification of one quality measure from your analysis to recommend for an initiative. Includes comprehensive descriptions for the quality measure with multiple supporting examples.0B – 3 – ProficiencyIdentification of one quality measure from your analysis to recommend for an initiative. Includes descriptions for the selected quality measure with at least one supporting example.0C – 2 – CompetenceIdentification of one quality measure from your analysis to recommend for an initiative. Includes brief description for the quality measure.0F – 1 – No PassNo or insufficient identification of one quality measure from your analysis to recommend for an initiative.0I – 0 – Not SubmittedNot Submitted0
Criterion 30% of total gradeA – 4 – MasteryClear and thorough evaluation of the quality measure outcomes. And Includes comprehensive justification of the quality improvement principles to support recommendation with multiple supporting examples.0B – 3 – ProficiencyDetailed evaluation of the quality measure outcomes. And Includes detailed justification of the quality improvement principles to support recommendation with at least one supporting reference.0C – 2 – CompetenceBasic evaluation of the quality measure outcomes. And Includes brief justification of the quality improvement principles to support recommendation.0F – 1 – No PassNo or insufficient evaluation of the quality measure outcomes. And/Or No or insufficient justification of the quality improvement principles to support recommendation.0I – 0 – Not SubmittedNot Submitted0
Requirements: 3-5

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