Throughout this course, you have examined and applied a wide variety of tools that may be used to enhance performance objectives for health care quality, efficiency, and cost in health services organizations. From day-to-day operations to strategic decision making and initiative planning, these tools serve various purposes in affording health care administration leaders with a variety of perspectives and mitigation strategies to enhance performance in health care delivery. Health services organizations must aim to not only deliver cost-effective and high-quality health care services but they also must operate efficiently to maximize the bottom line for business operations.
For this Assignment, you will conduct research about a hospital using the Hospital Compare data source for any large U.S. city. Find a hospital that you are interested in or familiar with for this Assignment. Then, select two similar hospitals for comparative analysis. Then, analyze the organization’s position within the local and regional health care system. Analyze the cost, quality, and access metrics of the organization. Reflect on the metrics that might be monitored by the different types of control charts on the Hospital Compare data source. Think about how you would proceed with conducting a complete quality assessment of the hospitals you selected.