Overview First, you will identify a problem in a healthcare organization. You ma

First, you will identify a problem in a healthcare organization. You may use a problem from your organization or a problem from a fictional organization.
As you develop this first part of the assignment, include the following details:
What Is the Organizational Problem?
Provide details about the organizational problem. How does this problem fail to meet quality or other regulatory requirements?
State organizational challenges posed by the problem (e.g., interdepartmental conflicts, communication failure, budgeting issues).
Evidence-Based Support
Provide data that supports the existence of the problem. You may use public sources to find data related to your problem. Be sure to de-identify any patient data if you are using your organization’s problem.
How has this problem been addressed in the past? What information management systems or patient care technologies have been used when addressing this problem? Be sure to use peer-reviewed literature to support your answer.
Discuss relevant accreditation standards, safety standards, compliance standards, and quality initiatives. How do these standards promote a culture of safety within the department? Be sure to cite the appropriate standards within your answer.
Quality and Performance Improvement Ideas for Final Project
Clinical documentation
Coding compliance
Coding productivity
Coding quality
Data collection or capture
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance procedures (examples: physical safeguards, release of information)
Hospital-acquired infection rates
Medical errors
Order entry and charting
Patient identity management
Patient safety (example: fall prevention)
Patient satisfaction
Physician query process
Readmission rates
Reducing accounts receivable (A/R) days
Return to surgery rates
Telehealth services and privacy considerations
Wait times (examples: emergency department, clinic, urgent care)
Workflow improvement for any health information management (HIM) function