Priority Focus Process. George Mason University College of Nursing and Health Science Regulatory Requirements for Health Systems Summer 2004. Used with Permission. Overview of the Priority Focus Process. PFP provides the process and infrastructure for the purpose of:
George Mason University
College of Nursing and Health Science
Regulatory Requirements for Health Systems
Used with Permission
On-site Survey Data
QMS, ORYX Data
PFP Output: Priority Issues, Relevant Standards, Survey Activity
Medpar Data, Periodic Performance Review Data
APS = Application Processing System
Critical Focus Areas
Critical Focus Areas are defined as processes, systems or structures in a healthcare organization shown to be necessary to patient safety and quality care. Your organization’s prioritized Critical Focus Areas (and definitions for those areas) are:
Care and Assessment
Clinical Service Groups
Clinical Service Groups are categories of patients/clients into distinct groups for use in the Priority Focus Process. Your organization’s prioritized Clinical Service Groups are:
Blomme, Jane (2002) ppt. Shared Visions – New Pathways: Sharpening the focus of the accreditation process on care systems critical to the safety and quality of care. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
Massaro, Russ (May 2003) ppt. Executive Briefings, JCAHO Shared Visions—New Pathways: 2004 Accreditation Process, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
SMART: Staff Maintaining Accreditation Readiness Together (2003) ppt. Shared Visions – New Pathways: Update on the Survey of the Future. Inova Health System.