Ealthcare Risk Management Business report

Individual Practicum Paper Submission Requirements
The Individual Practicum Paper (IPP) is designed to mimic what you would be required to accomplish in an entry level position in healthcare, healthcare risk management, patient safety or quality improvement.
The IPP is a multi-part writing assignment based on the application of a regulation to the risk management process in a hospital. This assignment requires that you conduct business research and write a business report; this is different from an academic research paper or a term paper.

Individual Practicum Paper (IPP) a The Assignment

A Practical Application in Risk Management and Patient Safety
ACT 13 a Patient Safety provisions only
ACT 52 Entirely
This is an individual writing assignment and all work should be your own. I would like this project/paper to come from, your reading, research, and understanding of HCOs, as well as the creativity you add to these materials.

Purpose:
a? Understanding of the current literature regarding patient safety
a? Proper use of information
a? Understand to read and analyze regulation for decision making purposes
a? Understand and analyze impact of regulation on risk management HCO operations and resources
a? Apply risk management, patient safety and quality improvement concepts in a business report.
a? Understand the gap between what is ideal patient safety and quality and what can actually be accomplished with limited resources.
a? Practice writing and formatting a business report that will be used in decision making
a? Develop an Executive Summary

Process: Research, reading and developing answers to questions about the practice of patient safety in the form of a report to the CEO of a hospital.
IPP Baseline Information
Below is the baseline information and discussion of the three parts of this paper. I have supplied you with the pivotal questions that must be addressed in each part of the paper. Simply answering these questions will simply earn a C.
The healthcare sector is replete with discussions and applications of Patient Safety and related programs. Organizations such as ASHRM, WHO, IOM, JC, AHRQ, the VA, and IHI, etc. are engaged in the study and application of patient safety.
Here is your perspective for this paper.
a? Assume you are not from PA but are hired as the new risk manager at Mount Elsewhere Hospital (MEH) in Philadelphia.
a? Note that your CEO has only been at the facility for 30 days and has just relocated from out of state as well.
a? Assume also that ACT 13 (MCARE) has just been passed as the first piece of Patient Safety Legislation in the country. In addition, ACT 52 is about to be passed in PA as well. These are considerable assumptions but they are useful for this practicum paper.
a? As risk manager, you have to support the hospitalas efforts to understand the regulation, and to plan and implement the compliance with this new piece of legislation. You are only responsible to deal with the patient safety provisions of this Act.

You have the following information about MEH.
a? 250 bed, acute care hospital; North Philadelphia location; part of a health system comprised of 4 hospitals and 2 large physician practices.
a? ER (level I trauma), OR, ICU, CCU, Surgical Trauma, Obstetrics, Neonatal ICU, and outpatient clinics.
a? 70 % of patients are Medicaid or Medicare patients
a? The average age of your patients is 68.
a? Separate Directors of Infection Control, QI and Risk Management (this is you) who may or may not be communicating with one another.
a? A Medical Director (physician) who pays little if any attention to the risk management function because she believes that this is an administrative issue.
a? The history of error reporting at Mount Elsewhere is inconsistent and a combination of web and paper-based reporting
a? There remains a moderately punitive culture with respect to error reporting

Using research, the above information, class discussions and readings you will write a three-part Patient Safety Report for your CEO. This is a substantial report that requires summaries and descriptions of information, analysis of strategic implications and some planning for implementation. Your report MUST include but is not limited to the components I have listed below:






IPP Part 1 Overview Implications of Patient Safety and MCARE.

What is Patient Safety and how does the MCARE impact patient safety in Pennsylvania and at MEH?
Summarize and Describe. This is the summary and description portion of the report. In business, you will be required to summarize and describe issues pertinent to the organization in order to support strategic planning and implementation. Your goal is to briefly review patient safety literature, explain the requirements of Act 13, and familiarize the CEO with Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) and Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PSRS). This part of the report should include but is not limited to the following items:
a. Introduction the report.
b. You must read the patient safety requirements of Act 13 before you do anything else.
c. Point the CEO to some relevant information (business research) concerning patient safety.
d. Provide the CEO with a short summary of the PATIENT SAFETY requirements of Act 13 (MCARE). CAUTION!!!! Read the other parts of the assignments to see how this fits into the report. These requirements should lead you to start thinking about how MEH will work to comply with the Act.
e. Be sure to include relevant definitions
f. Brief explanation of the PSA and the PSRS. How do they impact or interact with MEH operations? Be sure you understand PSRS as you will need to know this for the next part of the paper.
g. This part of the paper should be no longer than 5 pages in length.

2. IPP Part 2 A Strategic Focus on the MCARE Patient Safety Implications for Your Organization.

Now you will analyze what you have described in Part 1 to determine how Act 13 will impact MEH. Then you will explain how the MCARE requirements will be operationalized at MEH. In business, you will be asked to analyze what you have summarized and described to determine organizational impact. In some instances, you will make recommendations concerning organizational implementation of a new concept, idea or regulation.
In this part of your report, you must support your ideas with sound best practices as determined by industry experts (this means you cite the research or cases). This portion will require more research on your part in order to make sound decisions for successful implementation. Be careful here because you will have to clearly differentiate between internal incident reporting and external Act 13 reporting. Each type of reporting has different requirements and presents different challenges.