Physician profiling and health care quality outcomes

 

Physician profiling is a collection of provider-specific and practice-level data used to analyze physician practice patterns, utilization of services, and outcomes of care. Physician report cards (which may be a component of a physician profile) compare physicians on outcomes related to measures such as quality, patient satisfaction, and cost-utilization patterns.

In this Discussion, you will identify three strategies for improving physician quality practice ranking on physician profiling and quality report cards. Be sure to justify your recommendations.

To prepare:

Review the Learning Resources as they relate to quality-improvement assessment and health care quality outcomes

Post a cohesive response to the following:

Post an analysis of physician quality practice data. Then, recommend three strategies for improving physician quality practice rankings on physician profiling and quality report cards. Justify your recommendations with references to your Learning Resources or other academic resources.

Support your response by identifying and explaining key points and/or examples presented in the Learning Resources.

Resources:

 

Joshi, M. S., Ransom, E. R., Nash, D. B., & Ransom, S. B. (Eds.). (2014). The healthcare quality book: Vision, strategy, and tools (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
Chapter 7, “Physician and Provider Profiling” (pp. 175–190)
Chapter 9, “Measuring and Improving Patient Experiences of Care” (pp. 209–239)

Byrnes, J. (2014). Using the board quality committee to drive the value proposition. Healthcare Financial Management, 68(8), 92–93.

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Payne, J., & Leiter, J. (2013). Structuring agency: Examining healthcare management in the USA and Australia using organizational theory. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 27(1), 106–112.

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Peterson, E. D., Ho, P. M., Barton, M., Beam, C., Burgess, L.H., Casey, D. E., Jr.,… Stanko, S. (2014). ACC/AHA/AACVPR/AAFP/ANA Concepts for clinician – Patient shared accountability in performance measures: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on performance measures. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 64(20), 2133–2145. 

ACC/AHA/AACVPR/AAFP/ANA Concepts for clinician — Patient shared accountability in performance measures: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on performance measures by  Peterson, E. D., Ho, P. M., Barton, M., Beam, C., Burgess, L.H., Casey, D. E., Jr.,… Stanko, S. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 64(20), 2133–2145. Copyright 2014 by Elsevier Health Science Journals. Reprinted by permission of Elsevier Health Science Journals via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Professional pointers. (2015). Healthcare Executive, 30(1), 48–49.

Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. (n.d.). CAHPS hospital survey. Retrieved from http://www.hcahpsonline.org/home.aspx

Health Indicators Warehouse. (2016). Data sources. Retrieved from http://www.healthindicators.gov/Resources/DataSources

Press Ganey. (n.d.). HCAHPS regulatory survey. Retrieved from http://www.pressganey.com/solutions/service-a-to-z/hcahps-regulatory-survey

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