Measuring and Evaluating Healthcare Quality

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Review chapters 11-13, in Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management.

  1. Utilizing workshop readings, the workshop devotional, and your own online research, write a 3-page paper answering the following question:
    1. What are the major challenges to using outcomes as a basis for assessing quality?
    2. How can Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY) be used to inform health policy?
    3. Should Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY) be a requirement of new health care programs that may be costly to implement?

In the paper, be sure to:

Include an introduction and conclusion.

Define, describe, and illustrate each key concept.

Apply biblical principles where appropriate.

Defend your position, citing research and/or evidence to support your arguments.

Your paper should include at least three citations from the textbook, articles, or other credible sources. Your citations must be in proper APA format

Review chapter 14, in Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management.

  1. Respond to the question.
    • Why has implementation of information technology in health care and public health been so slow in comparison to other industries? Discuss the relative importance of factors such as financial incentives or disincentives, organizational culture, complex clinical workflows, information technology capabilities and change, and information exchange complexity.

NOTE: Please indicate or number the questions before answering.