The Medical Home and Quality Improvement. A. Chris Olson, MD, MHPA President Washington Chapter of Pediatrics Medical Director Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital Clinical Professor University of Washington. November 2, 2006. The Medical Home and Quality Improvement. The Medical Home
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A. Chris Olson, MD, MHPA
Washington Chapter of Pediatrics
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital
University of Washington
November 2, 2006
Quality standards for children with special health care needs are imposed upon the practice by internal or external organizations.
In addition to Level 1, an individual staff member participates on a committee for improving process of care at the practice for CSHCN. This person communicates and promotes improvement goals to the whole practice.
The practice has it own systematic quality improvement mechanism for CSHCN; regular provider and staff meetings are used for input and discussions on how to improve care and treatment for this population.
In addition to Level 3, the practice actively utilizes quality improvement (QI) processes; staff and parents of CSHCN are supported to participate in these QI activities; resulting quality standards are integrated into the operations of the practice.
This requires redesign of existing services