PLANNING A TRANSITION 4
Transitionsare a common occurrence in any entity or organization in thecontemporary human society. Indeed, changes in either structure,composition of employees, job descriptions or even the apparatus orequipment used are becoming common as business entities strive tosafeguard their profitability in the long-term. While this is thecase, the success of entities in such scenarios is based on thecapacity of employees to make smooth transitions from one task toanother or take up responsibilities that were previously in other jobcategories.
Inline with Exhibit 6-1, quality and safety in healthcare would bedefined as the reduction of risk of unnecessary harm and safeguardingthe best possible health outcomes in line with the availableresources and circumstances. While it may be good to have the bestoutcomes in line with the available resources and prevailingcircumstances, ensuring that the quality meets the required standardswould be imperative, in which case adhering to the establishedstandards on the same is advised.
InExhibit 6-2, varied modifications to the job have been made, makingit more attractive to Dr. McLaughlin. Key among them is the fact thatthe quality performance improvement program and patient safetyinitiatives implementation are required to be in line with thenationally accepted quality indicators and best practices,essentially putting it in line with the regulators’ standards. Onthe same note, there is the additional task of reviewing incidencereports and examining root causes to determine the source ofproblems. It would be difficult for any quality improvement task tobe carried out without determining the root cause of the problems(McLaughlin et al, 2012).
Inexhibit 6-3, varied significant modifications in the jobdescription’s iteration were made. These particularly include theevaluation of the impact of CPOE on the care of children and strivingto optimize the likelihood for safe implementation of the same, andthe supervision of Quality Managers in incident review, monitoringquality indicators and carrying out quality audits, as well as theimplementation of action plans obtained from the data sources andtheir analysis. These modifications were most likely aimed atdetermining the efficacy of human resources in enhancing quality andsafety, as well as how adoption of technology (CPOE) would enhancethe same (McLaughlin et al, 2012).
McLaughlin,C., Williams, S., & Johnson, J. (2012). Implementingcontinuous quality improvement in health care: A global casebook.Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning