Assignment: Capella Policy and Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Patient Safety Paper
Investigate your organization’s compliance rate with one specific core measure of your choice and write a 2-3-page (maximum) executive summary analyzing the financial and regulatory impact of organizational compliance with your chosen measure. Include recommendations for improving performance on the measure. In order to promote safe, caring, patient-centered environments, nurse leaders must both conceptually understand and be proficient at performing a wide variety of leadership skills. Effective nursing leaders develop and maintain awareness of issues that emerge at many levels within and outside of their organizations. In addition to developing self-assessing competencies necessary for their roles, nurse leaders must also acquire organizational and systems leadership skill sets. Show Less By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 4: Policy, Finance, and Regulations – Understand the scope and role of policy, finance, and regulatory environments in relationship to individual and population outcomes.
Compare the compliance rates of a specific measure for different organizations.
Explain the importance of compliance in terms of policy, regulation, and finance.
Competency 5: Communication – Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration for quality outcomes.
Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a nursing professional.
Competency 6: Organizational and Systems Management – Apply knowledge of organizational behavior, nursing theory, and systems (micro- and macro-) as appropriate for the scope and role of one’s own practice.
Explain strategies to overcome described organizational barriers to change.
Competency 9: Professional Role – Incorporate the qualities, skills, behaviors, and knowledge required to function as a patient advocate, practice high-quality care, assess and evaluate patient outcomes, and provide leadership in improving care.
Identify the stakeholders affected by changes to a specific compliance measure and describe changes that would improve compliance of a specific measure.
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In this program, you have examined the role, concepts, and principles of health care policy and how legal and regulatory agencies interact with professional nursing practice. You have also looked closely at the factors that impact disparities in health care access. This understanding of health care policy, as well as the multicultural, socioeconomic, political, legal, and regulatory elements that affect individuals, communities, and vulnerable populations, positions nurses to bring about change through effective communication with colleagues, consumers, and officials. Added to this is your demonstrated knowledge of financial management and cost containment, as well as how they affect quality of care.
Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community. Show Less
What is the relationship between financial reimbursement and quality of care?
How can nurses and health care organizations influence health policy?
What is the process in your organization to initiate, implement, and support improvement changes?
To help you prepare for this assessment, review the resources you used and the assessments you completed in BSN-FP4006, BSN-FP4008, and BSN-FP4012.
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For this assessment, write an executive summary analyzing the financial and regulatory impact of organizational compliance with a specific core measure of your choice. The summary must include recommendations for improving performance on the measure. You must be able to explain the financial implications associated with the measure, as well as its importance in terms of policy, regulation, and finance. This is another good opportunity to consult with a key stakeholder within the organization. Talking to someone who works closely with the organization’s finances can help you develop a deeper understanding of the financial aspects of compliance. You also need to suggest ways your organization can improve compliance and how you would implement changes and overcome obstacles. This may seem like an enormous undertaking, but you should approach it as if you were to present this information to your supervisor or manager. Keeping in mind that people in these positions do not have time to read a 10–12-page report, you would typically give them only an executive summary of your analyses and recommendations. That means that you will need to be very clear and very concise with the information you choose to include in the executive summary. Say as much as possible with as few words as possible.
Select a core measure and investigate your organization’s compliance rate with the measure. In your executive summary, address the following:
Compare the compliance rates of your organization with those of other organizations.
Explain why the measure is important in terms of policy, regulation, and finance.
Describe changes that could be made that would improve compliance with the measure.
Identify the stakeholders who would be affected by the changes.
Identify obstacles you would expect to encounter and explain strategies to overcome these obstacles.
Format: Include a title page and references page. As this is an executive summary, do not use APA style and formatting. To determine the appropriate format, it may be helpful for you to review the documents used in your organization. How do they look? What kind of language is used in memos? These can help guide your development of this executive summary. Certainly, feel free to use bullet points as appropriate.
Length: Write a 2–3-page (maximum) summary of your information, not including the title page and references page.
References: You must still reference scholarly resources to support your work. Use at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
Font: Use 12-point, Times New Roman font.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
According to nurse journal the things contributing to nursing shortage are the increasing demand to provide care for an aging population, older nursing workforce approaching retirement, shortage of trained nurse educators and faculty, high turnover rate. Nurses are over worked and underappreciated. Nurses are aging and younger nurses, fresh out of school are not always given a chance as they don’t have experience. Schools have a long waiting list to get into the program and with the pandemic regulations the hospitals must follow to allow students into the hospitals to get clinical experience, makes things hard as well. School is very time consuming, and while in school it’s impossible to have a life, there is a high stress level in nursing school and very high expectations as well.
I currently work as a med/surg float nurse. The float nurses are put into a pool of extra nurses to fill the gaps where the help is needed. This is one way the organization I work for is helping to alleviate the nursing shortage within our hospitals. For a while we had a lot of travel nurses working within the hospitals I work at, but they have slowly transitioned travel nurses out of our hospitals and now rely on the float pool to help.
“Lack of communication, insufficient data sources, and lack of continuity between systems create poor alignment between education and practice which also contributes to nursing shortage” (Whitney, 2018). Health care is not an easy field to work in but with lack of communication between departments and managers this can contribute to frustration. People seem to think that the grass is always greener on the other side but no matter where you work there will always be ups and downs/pros and cons.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
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