In the first two weeks of this course you learned about the role of health policy and how it is developed and implemented into clinical practice and used to inform and create initiatives to protect all Americans through evidence based practice.
The US Department of Health and Human Services provides the direction of eleven agencies that are committed to safe and efficient health care. The use of quality and value measures now quantify provider and health care organizations with the ability to assess and evaluate individualized practices and patient centered outcomes – based upon the evidence.
Your Learning Objectives for the Week:
Review the specific agencies under the US Department of Health and Human Services that are committed to safety for Americans
Understand the role of the Agency for Health Research and Quality on developing specific initiatives and evidence on safe practices in US health care settings
Describe the role of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in the development of massive initiatives targeting better care, better health and cost effective health care – the 3 tenets of the Affordable Care Act.
Identify the role of patient safety and the influence on the Federal initiatives that are used to prevent unintentional death as a result of medical mistakes.