Measurement Systems and Methods

Select any setting and describe the extent to which the patient’s experience of care is measured, tracked, and set for improvement goals.
Evaluate whether goals at your organization are established for these metrics and whether or not they are currently being met.
Describe some of the provocative issues that have or will emerge. For example, what has been the impact of CAHPS or HCAHPS in the setting described (if applicable).

Consider the various uses of scorecards and dashboards presented in this week’s Learning Resources and media presentation.
Reflect on how these measurement systems and measurement methods impact organizational goal setting in the areas of overall performance and financial stability.
Explore the key indicators involved with scorecards and dashboards as well as the external quality standards to which they are compared.
Ask yourself: What do the metrics used in the balanced scorecard and dashboard mean to my organization and nursing practice? Has my organization established goals for these metrics and are they currently being met?

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