Assessment Description

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the impact effective teams can have on quality outcomes.

 

To expand quality improvement efforts across disciplines within a health care organization, it is beneficial to create quality assessment teams with representatives from each area of the organization, on both the clinical and administrative sides. Though these teams can choose from a variety of tools to assess quality, they are most effective when they are high-performing and working collaboratively toward a common goal.

 

For this assignment, write a 1,000-1,250-word paper that addresses the following points:

 

Why are teams a valuable point of focus when considering quality improvement in health care?

What distinguishes a team as high-performing within a health care environment?

 Identify five reasons why high-performing teams are necessary when assessing quality.

Discuss how team processes and the varying roles of individuals can impact quality assessment both positively and negatively.

 Consider elements such as leadership roles, individual responsibilities, delegation of tasks, decision making, ongoing training/education, etc.