Overview of Risk Management and Quality Management in Health Care

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Overviewof Risk Management and Quality Management in Health Care Worksheet

Thepurpose of this assignment is to gain a broad perspective of riskmanagement and quality management as applicable to all health careorganizations, rather than focusing on a specific segment of thehealth care industry.

Conductresearch on the health care disciplines of risk management andquality management and their roles in and influences onorganizational performance.

Lookfor common themes and characteristics shared among the sources youused to conduct your research on the relationship of risk managementand quality management to leadership and governance, philosophy andculture, and stakeholders. Use at least three research sources, withtwo from the University Library and one from the course textbooks orthis week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. You may use as manyadditional resources as necessary to assist you in identifyingfactors. Provide citations for all sources consistent with APAguidelines.

Completethe grid by summarizing information in the Risk Management andQuality Managementcolumns.Use bullet points of a few words or short phrases to describe eachelement. Use at least four bullet points for each item. This grid isnot meant to be lengthy or all-inclusive rather, it is a startingpoint on which you can build your knowledge of risk-management andquality-management concepts.


Risk Management

Quality Management

How does the leadership and governance of a health care organization influence the development and implementation of risk-management and quality-management policies?

  • Must participate in board meetings and discuss on the strategies of reducing risk

  • Develop strategies to reduce the occurrence of loss

  • The leadership must develop standards for the health services offered in the organization (Spath, 2009).

  • The leadership must also abide by the various legislations and statutes.

How do the philosophy and culture of the risk-management and quality-management policies influences organizational performance?

  • Risk management ensures that an organization operates with minimum risk possibilities

  • It also ensures that organizations operate keenly to minimize risks hence reducing losses

  • It ensures that an organization performs or offers extremely high quality services (Spath, 2009).

  • Organizations operate while following the law and any statute that governs such an organization

How do the risk-management and quality-management policies affect stakeholders?

  • The stakeholders are forced to abide by the laws involving risk management (Kavaler et al 2009).

  • The stakeholders are also affect stakeholders in that any new requirement in terms of funding will be passed to the stakeholders

  • Stakeholders must also uphold quality standards in the delivery of their services or contributions to the organization.

  • Stakeholders will be forced to abide by the law and statutes relating to quality management.

Citations for All Sources

Spath, P. (2009). Introduction to healthcare quality management. Chicago, Ill: Health Administration Press.

Kavaler, F., Alexander, R. S., &amp Kavaler, F. (2014). Risk management in healthcare institutions: Limiting liability and enhancing care. Burlington, MA: Jones &amp Bartlett Learning.

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