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MedLaw Unit 6

Quality Improvement An engineering theory for obtaining continuous and incremental improvements
Pattern Repeated event
Trend A general direction in which something tends to move
Nosocomial Infection Hospital acquired infection
Benchmarking A standard by which something can be measured or judged
Quality Assurance Refers to a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of a service
(AHRQ) Agency for Health Research and Quality Lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality and safety of the healthcare system
(IOM) Institute of Medicine providing information and advice concerning health and science policy
Joint Commission An independent accreditation agency for healthcare
(ISMP) Institute for Safe Medications Practices Agency devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use
(NQF) National Quality Forum A nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans
Created by: skopetsky