This is National Healthcare Quality Week. Please join me in wishing our Healthcare Quality Professionals a Happy Week and Thank them for all they do!
Quality and patient safety professionals are an integral part of the success of today’s modern healthcare system. They impact every aspect of the healthcare process in facilities large and small, from major metropolitan health centers to local long-term care facilities.
A quality professional addresses many issues in the healthcare workplace:
• medication reconciliation
• mortality and incident rate reduction
• risk management
• core measures
• patient safety
• quality management
• quality improvement.
Healthcare quality professionals ensure their facility meets specific requirements set forth by accrediting bodies for healthcare organizations and programs, such as The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.