Online Imaging / Radiology CE Courses
Quality Improvement in Radiology
1.5 Continuing Ed Credits - Imaging
The determination of the provision of quality care and services must transition from a quality improvement department to becoming an integral part of what each practitioner does in the provision of care to patients. To accomplish this, each facility should define the relationship between clinical work/outcomes and accreditation/quality expectations and review the accreditation standards on an ongoing basis in reference to the work that is being done.
The ‘test’ to determine if these actions are productive most often occurs at the time of the triennial accreditation survey. Reports defining performance and levels of improvement are provided to the accrediting agency surveyors who determine if the results are acceptable. Assuming the outcome of the review is positive, staff can begin to prepare for the next three-year cycle of improvement.
After studying the information presented, the reader should be able to:
- Describe and discuss practical interventions and programs that lead to the improvement of quality of services in healthcare
- Discuss current sources of standards related to the quality improvement in healthcare
- Describe steps that can be taken to make quality improvement a part of the work of all staff every-day
- Identify recent and future changes in the healthcare structure that support shared governance and shared decision-making
- Describe the benefits of integration of accreditation standards into quality improvement activities/programs