Healthcare Operations & Quality Management

*** This is a 2 part assignment. There is a shorter discussion post (about 350 words due in about 24 hours on 10/6/17 by 9pm CST. There is also a bigger assignment due 10/9/17 by 6pm CST****

DISCUSSION:
 
This discussion is practice for your assignment.
Using the Medicare Nursing Home Compare website, research one nursing home that displays a low level of quality as indicated by their Five Star Rating*

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The nursing home should display a low level of quality (-2 star rating)
The nursing home should display a low level of safety

After thoroughly researching your nursing home on the Medicare Nursing Home Compare website, discuss their quality performance and life safety indicators. What types of deficiencies did this nursing home receive in its most recent survey? Discuss the scope and severity of these deficiencies. What would you do to correct some of these problems?
This is an opportunity for you to explore the practical application of quality research in healthcare. I encourage you to respond in first person, share personal experiences, and ask questions to further develop your understanding of quality performance and value in healthcare.
Resources:
http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/downloads/cms2567.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nnhs.htm

ASSIGNMENT:

 
Outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

Assess quality and techniques for improving quality and safety.

Course outcome addressed in this Assignment:
 Research methods of assessing quality and techniques for improving quality and safety
Instructions:
In this assignment, you will be researching dimensions of quality and safety in healthcare, specifically long- term care, and how various industries can apply these concepts to improve operations. 

Using the Medicare Nursing Home Compare website, research one nursing home that displays a low level of quality as indicated by their Five Star Rating*

The nursing home should display a low level of quality (-2 star rating)
The nursing home should display a low level of safety

Provide a general overview of the nursing home (e.g., name, location, bed size, ownership, etc.)
Discuss the quality performance of the nursing home as evident by its most recent health care inspection (e.g., deficiencies, citations, financial penalties, etc.). This can be accomplished by thoroughly reading the nursing home’s statement of deficiencies and plan of action to correct quality deficiencies (CMS Form 2567).
Discuss the safety performance of the nursing home as evident by its most recent life safety inspection (e.g., life safety citations, financial penalties, etc.). This can be accomplished by thoroughly reading the nursing home’s life safety code statement of deficiencies and plan of action.
Discuss appropriate techniques that you would use to improve quality in the nursing home.
Discuss appropriate techniques that you would use to improve safety in the nursing home.
Be sure to include details about the deficiencies that you found.
YOU MUST COVER ALL THE LISTED REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ASSIGNMENT
Report your findings by using one (1) of the methods below:

1. 3-4 page paper excluding front and back matter (APA standards apply).
2. Internal organizational memorandum.
3. Infographic
4. Power Point presentation for a Board of Directors (10-12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions).

The use of first person is permitted for this assignment (excluding option 1).

APA formatting (e.g., title page, conclusion, font size, etc.) should not be used if you choose to complete the memorandum, infographic, PSA, or newscast.
Although the use of APA formatting is not required for this Assignment, proper grammar, spelling, and an APA formatted reference list of sources are expected.

*You can select any nursing home published on the Medicare Hospital Compare website. To narrow your selection, consider researching nursing homes in your community, previous places of residence, employers, competitors, or even a nursing home you would like to network with someday.
References:
http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/downloads/cms2567.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nnhs.htm

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