Examine tort law and the criminal aspects of health care
Assume that you are a Quality Officer who is responsible for one of the state’s largest healthcare organizations. You have been told that the quality of patient care has decreased, and you have been assigned a project that is geared toward increasing quality of care for the patients. Your Chief Executive Officer has requested a six to eight-page summary of your recommended initiatives.
Note: You may create and /or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:
Analyze three (3) quality initiatives for your organization.
Determine the supporting factors that would aid in the reduction of healthcare cost in your organization without reducing quality of care for the patients.
Differentiate between quality in a free market healthcare system and in single payer government system with three (3) examples for each.
Specify three (3) common law quality initiatives that are still found in 21st century healthcare organizations.
Defend your position on the importance of healthcare quality for your organization. Provide support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position.
Assemble a plan to protect patient information that complies with all legal requirements.
Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Describe the evolution of hospitals and sources of law.
Examine tort law and the criminal aspects of health care.
Analyze the impact of healthcare financing and health insurance on healthcare access, quality, and cost.
Determine the factors that affect healthcare quality in healthcare organizations.
Examine information management and health care records and how the legal reporting requirements impact health care.
Assess the legal implications of ethical decisions that impact consent for treatment, right-to-die, and patient rights and responsibilities.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in healthcare policy, law, and ethics.
Write clearly and concisely about healthcare policy and law using proper writing mechanics.
This is the grading rubric
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.
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