NR447 Peformance Measurement Please see the attachment below for assignment directions (slide show presentation) that must be followed with an article that must be read. Also, please access www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare (zip code 48235) and follow the instructions in the assignment directions. The assignment will be due on Sunday, February 10th, 2018 EST. Directions
1. Review information found on the following website related to hospital
compare http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-AssessmentInstruments/HospitalQualityInits/HospitalCompare.html (Links to an external site.)Links
to an external site.
2. Read the information carefully and then locate the following
website. http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare (Links to an external site.)Links to
an external site.
3. Search for hospitals within a 50-mile radius of the community where you are working or
had your prelicensure clinical experiences. Type in your zip code. Select your hospital
and two others. Select hospitals/facilities and choose compare. If you live in a remote
area and there are no hospitals listed within a 50-mile radius, select a zip code for a
family member or a close friend who does not live near you. The idea is to review
4. Click on the following topics to learn more.
a. Survey of patient’s experiences
b. Timely and effective care (focus your search on two of the conditions that apply to
services provided at the hospitals)
c. Readmissions, complications, and deaths
5. Carefully read the information provided.
6. Develop a PowerPoint slideshow consisting of 8-10 slides. Include the following,
keeping in mind what all this data means.
a. Title slide with information pertinent to the course.
b. List reasons to recommend the website Hospital Compare to consumers (patients).
c. List reasons to recommend the website Hospital Compare to staff who may seek
7. For the slides below, clearly label the name of each hospital:
a. Summarize patient experiences data for each hospital.
b. Summarize timely and effective care data for two conditions.
c. Summarize data for readmissions and complications and deaths.
d. List recommendations for improving data for one selected facility.
e. Summarize what you learned from this experience.
8. Tutorial: For those not familiar with the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the
following link to the Microsoft website may be helpful. http://office.microsoft.com/enus/support/training-FX101782702.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external
site. The Chamberlain Student Success Strategies (SSPRNBSN) offers a module on
Computer Literacy that contains a section on PowerPoint. The link to SSPRNBSN may
be found in the course list in the student portal.
9. You are required to complete the assignment using the productivity tools required by
Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or
Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the
“.pptx” format. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is
available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal
at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click
on the envelope at the top of the page.
10. Submit your PowerPoint slideshow by 11:59 p.m. MT, Sunday, end of Week 6.
Best Practices in Preparing PowerPoint Presentations
The following are best practices in preparing this presentation.
Incorporate graphics, clip art, or photographs to increase interest.
Make easy to read with short bullet points and large font.
Review directions thoroughly.
Proofread prior to final submission.
Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
Abide by the Chamberlain academic integrity policy.
**Academic Integrity Reminder**
Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be
aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.
By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my
own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any
unauthorized assistance on this assignment.
Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide
recommended care to their patients. This information can help consumers make informed decisions about
where to go for health care. Hospital Compare allows consumers to select multiple hospitals and directly
compare performance measure information related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgery and other
conditions. These results are organized by:
Survey of patients’ experiences
Timely & effective care
Readmissions & deaths
Use of medical imaging
Payment & value of care
Access the Hospital Compare Web site at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare
Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of Medicare and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The
HQA: Improving Care Through Information was created in December 2002. The HQA was a public-private
collaboration established in December 2002 to promote reporting on hospital quality of care. The HQA
consisted of organizations that represented consumers, hospitals, providers, employers, accrediting
organizations, and federal agencies. The HQA effort was intended to make it easier for consumers to make
informed health care decisions and to support efforts to improve quality in U.S. hospitals. Since it’s inception,
many new measures and topics have been displayed in the site.
In 2005, the first set of 10 “core” process of care measures were displayed on such topics as heart attack,
heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
In March 2008, data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
(HCAHPS) survey, also known as the CAHPS Hospital Survey, was added to Hospital Compare. HCAHPS
provides a standardized instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patient’s perspectives on
hospital care. Also in 2008, data on hospital 30-day mortality for heart attack and heart failure was
displayed. Later in 2008, mortality rates for pneumonia was added.
In 2009, CMS added data on hospital outpatient facilities, which included outpatient imaging efficiency data as
well as emergency department and surgical process of care measures.
2010 saw the addition of 30-day readmission measures for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia patients.
In 2011, CMS began posting data on Hospital Associated Infections (HAIs) received from the Centers for
Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHNS). The measure sets have
been expanded to include ICU’s and other hospital wards.
In 2012, we added the CMS readmission reduction program and measures that were voluntarily submitted by
hospitals participating the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. The
three measures are:
Lower Extremity Bypass surgical outcomes
Outcomes in Surgeries for Patients 65 Years of Age or Older
Colon Surgery Outcomes
Hospital Compare saw the addition of the Hospital Value Based Purchasing program data in 2013.
CMS continues to evolve the website, with the addition of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating in July 2016
and the re-introduction of measure data from Veterans Health Administration Hospitals.
We look forward to continuous improvement of the website, and working with stakeholders to achieve this goal.
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