Developing and Implementing a Quality Improvement Plan in an Acute Care Hospital Setting Regulatory agencies, including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and ASHA Professional Services Board (PSB), require speech-language pathology and audiology programs in acute medical settings to develop and maintain performance improvement plans. The goal for the improving organization is to ensure that the organization designs processes well ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 1999
Developing and Implementing a Quality Improvement Plan in an Acute Care Hospital Setting
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  • Carole R. Roth
    Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
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Article   |   June 01, 1999
Developing and Implementing a Quality Improvement Plan in an Acute Care Hospital Setting
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 1999, Vol. 9, 24-28. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.2.24
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 1999, Vol. 9, 24-28. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.2.24
Regulatory agencies, including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and ASHA Professional Services Board (PSB), require speech-language pathology and audiology programs in acute medical settings to develop and maintain performance improvement plans. The goal for the improving organization is to ensure that the organization designs processes well and systematically monitors, analyzes, and improves its performance to improve patient outcomes (Joint Commission, 1998, standard PI-1).
JCAHO stipulates that the organization’s approach to improving its performance includes:
  • Designing processes,

  • Monitoring performance through data collection,

  • Analyzing current performance,

  • Improving and sustaining improved performance.

    (JCAHO, standard PI-1)

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