Project 1: Promoting Health Care Quality Section 1: Organizational Systems and Structures Evaluation As you continue your evaluation of a health care organization, it is essential to pay attention to culture. Organizational culture provides the context in which all interactions and processes occur, and is therefore central to any effort to enact change. To prepare: •Continue to analyze your selected organization, as indicated in Week 3 (Section 1 of the Course Project). •In addition, consider the ideas and information exchanged in this week’s Discussion. Continue to analyze essential elements of organizational culture and evaluate the influence of culture on the ability to achieve goals within your selected organization. To complete: Write a 4- to 5-page paper in which you: •Provide a description of the organization you selected •Present your analysis of the organization with attention to: •Its mission, vision, values •Strategic plan, goals, and objectives •Key operational processes and patterns •Information technology use •Organizational priorities and investments, as indicated by financial data •The essential elements of the organization’s culture •The influence of culture on meeting organizational goals
Required Readings Hickey, J. V., & Brosnan, C. A. (2017). Evaluation of health care quality in for DNPs (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. •Chapter 10, “Evaluation of Patient Care Standards, Guidelines, and Protocols” (pp. 207-226) •Chapter 12, “Evaluating Populations and Population Health” (pp. 265-280) Chapter 10 reviews methods for using national, local, and organizational standards to evaluate the quality of health care practices. Chapter 12 examines strategies for identifying quality issues through the evaluation of populations. Sadeghi, S., Barzi, A., Mikhail, O., & Shabot, M. M. (2013). Integrating quality and strategy in health care organizations, Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. •Chapter 3, “General Concepts in Quality” (pp. 45–82) See the six aims for quality proposed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Bellot, J. (2011). Defining and assessing organizational culture. Nursing Forum, 46(1), 29–37.