Managing Quality Across Various Health Care Settings

For this assignment, imagine you have accepted an administrator position at a physicians practice. One of your first tasks is to gather your team to introduce yourself and discuss operational priorities for the practice at a lunch-and-learn.

Instructions

Using course resources along with a minimum of three peer-reviewed articles based on your own research, complete the linked assignment template to address the following:

  • Describe where the physician practice and the hospital fall on the continuum of patient care.
  • Analyze how providers at each location try to return their patients to their highest level of functioning.
  • Explain how a physician practice communicates with the hospital to foster high-quality, efficient, and effective patient care.
  • Analyze three peer-reviewed articles that each discuss one of the topics above.
  • Description or summary presents the what of the article, but analysis will pursue the question of so what?
  • Why do these ideas matter and/or how are these ideas connected?
  • What are the potential gaps or questions that remain?

Please use the Week 3 Assignment Template [DOCX] to organize your paper with the following headings:

  • Title Page.
  • Agenda.
  • Introduction.
  • Professional introduction (1 paragraph).
  • You have license to be creative as you imagine the background you would bring to a position like this one.
  • Agenda (bullet points).
  • Preview the main goals of the lunch-and-learn.
  • Refer to some of the scholarly sources you will summarize.
  • Continuum of Care.
  • Describe where the physician practice and the hospital fall on the continuum of patient care.
  • Analyze a peer-reviewed article that discusses where the physician practice and the hospital fall on the continuum of patient care.
  • Care Quality.
  • Describe how a physicians practice maximizes patient care quality to return them to the highest level of function, addressing quality standards such as:
  • Maximizing value-based reimbursement.
  • Positive patient experience.
  • Maintaining operational efficiency.
  • Analyze a peer-reviewed article that discusses how a physicians practice maximizes patient care quality to return them to the highest level of function.
  • Operational Approach.
  • Describe how the physicians practice and the hospital system communicate to foster high-quality, efficient, and effective care.
  • Analyze a peer-reviewed article that discusses how a physicians practice and the hospital system communicate to foster high-quality, efficient, and effective care.
  • Conclusion.
  • Recap the main themes of your lunch-and-learn session.
  • Draw conclusions based on information contained in at least two of the articles you summarized.
  • Offer specific examples to demonstrate application of these ideas in everyday practice.
  • References.

Additional Requirements

  • Length: Your paper must be a minimum of 3–5 double-spaced pages, not including the title page and References section.
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • References: Cite at least three reliable primary sources from government or professional organization publications.
  • Style: Format your paper according to APA style. Refer to Evidence and APA for guidance.

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