Utilization of the Concepts of a Healthcare Report

Utilization of the Concepts of a Healthcare Report

Since publication in 1998 of the seminal report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System by L. T. Kohn, J. M. Corrigan, and M. S. Donaldson on the issue of medical errors and adverse events, much focus and effort by government and private institutions has been to improve patient safety and quality of care.

Since publication of , several other important reports were published:

  • The Urgent Need to Improve Healthcare Quality by M. R. Chassin and R. W. Galvin.
  • Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century by the Committee on Quality Health Care in America
  • National Healthcare Quality Report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err is Human. National. Patient Safety Foundation (2015).
  • For the Public’s Health: Investing in a Healthier Future. Institute of Medicine; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health (2012).
  • Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2015)

Complete the following for this assignment:

  • Choose one (1) of those reports published since “To Err is Human.”, and describe its impact on the quality of health care in the United States.
  • How could you use the concepts of the report that you chose to assess and subsequently improve the quality of health care in your health care organization?

Use APA style to cite at least 2 scholarly sources from the last 5 years in addition to the chosen report.

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 quality of care “To Err is Human”  L. T. Kohn

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In 2012, the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice of the Institute of Medicine released the For the Public’s Health: Investing in a Healthier Future report as a measurement of the population health in the United States, law and policy, and funding of the public system according to the Affordable Care Act. Some of the key messages of the report include the need for stakeholders to devise methods for increasing health outcomes and reducing costs of medical care and the capacity of the health departments at all levels to implement the improvement efforts. Also, the report noted that the failure of the government to invest in health infrastructure is part of the concerns regarding the reform of the public health system (IOM, 2012). The report concluded that the stakeholders in the public health system should increase their collaboration on efforts to improve the outcomes of the clinical care and contributions to population health……….

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