The purpose of this assignment is to explore the many point-of-care tools available to assist with data acquisition, analysis, and decision-making and to research how these tools can assist with quality measurement.
For the first part of this assignment, research three quality measurement point-of-care tools used in the health care environment. On the “Quality Measurement Point-of-Care Tools” chart, identify each tool and analyze its ability to assist with data acquisition, analysis, and decision making in health care. Include references for any sources used to complete the chart.
For the second part of this assignment, use the information gathered from the chart to write a 500-750-word paper that answers the following questions:
- Explain how your chosen point-of-care tools contribute to quality of service through data acquisition, analysis, and decision making.
- Discuss the impact that these point-of-care tools can have on quality standards.
- Discuss the impact of quality standards on organizational operations.
- Reflect on your thoughts related to point-of-care tools and decision making.
Include an introduction and conclusion, and be sure to cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed sources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:
MS Health Administration
4.4: Explain the utility of point-of-care tools in data acquisition, analysis, and decision making in health care.
Requirements: 500-750-word paper
Point-of-care tools need to be adopted by every healthcare organization and facility to improve the quality of care through faster and more accurate decision-making. The results provided by these point-of-care tools are usually summarized with the relevant information regarding the diagnosis, treatment, medication, and prevention measures that can best provide positive results. These tools save a lot of time for both the clinicians and the patients. In healthcare, quick but right decision-making saves lives because the patient is given the right care when it’s needed most. These tools also reduce costs such as the cost of hospital stay hence enabling organizations to serve more patients at a time.