Beyond Clinical Engagement: A Pragmatic Model for Quality Improvement Interventions
The authors discuss the process of how to evaluate and validate a measure. List the four criteria used and explain how each relates to quality improvement (1-2 paragraphs)
There has been both negative and positive coverage in the media regarding the ACA. Explain the role of the ACA in quality improvement and describe your initial (prior to the course) thoughts regarding the act and your thoughts now. Have they changed? Yes or No and provide sufficient evidence. (2-3 paragraphs)
Please refer to the research article “Beyond clinical engagement: a pragmatic model for quality improvement interventions, aligning clinical and managerial properties” and answer the following questions:
The authors state that many healthcare professionals are often times reluctant to involve themselves in quality improvement initiative. Why do you think that is? The authors provides some approaches that may diminish some hesitation. Describe what additional approaches you would develop to increase clinician engagement (2-3 paragraphs).
The authors also discuss the role of middle management in quality improvement initiatives. The authors present two sides as to why there is a lack of engagement. Describe both sides and explain which side do you believe to be more believable and why? (2-3 paragraphs)
Describe the model of alignment of successful QI. Do you think this model is effective? Explain. Is there anything you would change about the model? Why or Why not? (3-4 paragraphs)