Define risk management, the components of a risk management program, and how the risk management process can reduce organizational risk.

Below you will find discussion 1 and 2. Please make sure you keep them separate with references.

Week 1 Discussion 1

Quality Management

Define and discuss quality management, the evolution of the quality improvement movement, and implications of public health for health care organizations to implement national quality initiatives. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 1 discussion 2

Risk Management

Define risk management, the components of a risk management program, and how the risk management process can reduce organizational risk. Examine the roles and responsibilities of a risk manager as well as those of the clinical delivery team, including physicians. Recognize the regulatory requirements and standards associated with federal mandates, including HIPAA, and accreditation. Examine risk management methodologies, strategies, and tools. Recognize the financial and risk correlation for organizational profit and loss. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

 

Required Resources

Required Text

  1. Read from the text, Managing Health Organizations for Quality and Performance
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction: Managing for Quality and Performance
    2. Chapter 2: The Policy Context for Management
    3. Chapter 3: Preparing for Emergencies

Article

  1. van der Velden, J. W. & Sirot, E. J.  (2007).  Effective risk management tools.  Drug Information Journal, 41(1), 63-68.  Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

Websites

  1. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (ASHRM).  (http://www.ashrm.org)

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  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (AHRQ).  (http://www.ahrq.gov)

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  1. National Quality Forum (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (NQF).  (http://www.qualityforum.org)

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  1. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (HHS).  (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/)

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